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Gaston County Police Investigate Homicide UPDATE

At 12:20pm on December 22, 2017, Gaston County Police responded to the end of Sawbill Ln, Gastonia, NC to investigate the report of a body found on the roadside in the Mallard Crossing neighborhood off Crowders Creek Rd.  Officers located a male and determined that he was deceased.  The scene is a paved road that has yet to be developed with houses and the body was found by a resident of the neighborhood. 

Alvarado-PerazaDetectives investigating the case have identified the victim as Miguel Angel Valle Romero, 28 years old of Charlotte, NC.  Further details surrounding cause of death cannot be released at this time.  The investigation has led to a First Degree Murder charge filed for the arrest of Doris Maribel Alvarado-Peraza, 27 years old, with a last known address of 1400 Kentwood Ln., Apt. 4, Charlotte, NC.  Alvarado Peraza was an acquaintance of Romero and has not been located as of this date.  The Gaston County District Attorney’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office were consulted prior to charging.  

Anyone with information about this case or the whereabouts of Alvarado-Peraza is encouraged to contact Detective B. Dalton at (704) 866-3320 or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000.