Body Found in Wolcott in Search for Missing Waterbury Woman

Bill Pearse
November 19, 2019 - 10:18 pm

(WATERBURY,Conn./WTIC) -  Waterbury Police  Detectives  conducting the investigation into the disappearance of 26 year old Janet Avalo-Alvarez of  Waterbury, found a body some 50 feet off  Route 69, Wolcott Road  about a mile into Wolcott.The body , which has not been identified, was  located around 5:30 pm Tuesday.

Avalo- Alvarez was reported missing by friends and co- workers on the night of November 13th.During the investigation, her boyfriend  Alfredo  Peguero-Gomez  was identified as a person of interest.He is also the business partner of Avalo-Alvarez in a bar she owns in Waterbury.

Peguero- Gomez left the couple's Waterbury home the day after Avalo-Alvarez was reported missing.The vehicle was spotted on the George Washington Bridge and was later found parked at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.He has yet to be located.

Police say they have  been in contact with State's Attorney Maureen Platt and with  the family of Avalo-Alvarez  informing them of the update on the investigation into her disappearance.