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Police Seek Person of Interest in Murder of Methuen, Massachusetts Mom

Police are searching for 32-year-old Emilio Delarosa, the victim's ex-boyfriend and the father of her child, as a person of interest



    Police are searching for a person of interest in the murder of a mother in Methuen, Massachusetts. (Published Monday, Sept. 12, 2016)

    Authorities are searching for a person of interest after a woman was murdered and her 4-year-old child was found alone inside their home in Methuen, Massachusetts on Monday morning.

    The Essex District Attorney's Office said Methuen Police were doing a well-being check at a townhouse on Tudor Street at 5:45 a.m. on Monday. After making a forced entry, they found an unresponsive adult female inside. She was taken to Holy Family Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

    The woman's 4-year-old child was found unharmed inside the home and is now staying with a relative.

    The woman has been identified as 29-year-old Wanda Rosa. Her cause of death have not been released.

    Police are looking for 32-year-old Emilio Delarosa, who was identified as Rosa's ex-boyfriend and the child's father.

    Delarosa, who is on the run, is not considered to be a danger to the public, according to the district attorney.

    The murder does not appear to be a random act of violence, officials said. Methuen Police and Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney's office are continuing to investigate. 

    No further information was immediately available.

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