Guzman-Perez told police that he had tried to initiate sex with Rodriguez-Vences on Oct. 7, 2015, but she repeatedly refused before getting out of bed and leaving the apartment. Guzman-Perez told detectives that his wife did not take her cell phone because he had purchased it for her, and told him not to call her family or their pastor because she was not going to stay with them.
Police found Rodriguez-Vences’ body in orange trash bags in the brush behind Express Oil Change in Lawrenceville, where Guzman-Perez worked, on Oct. 15, 2015. Guzman-Perez was taken to the Lawrenceville Police Department’s headquarters and interviewed again by investigators. He then told police that he had followed Rodriguez-Vences out of the apartment when she left and reached out to grab her arm, but she fell down the stairs and broke her neck. He said he panicked and put her body in the trash bags, which he put behind the Express Oil Change, according to the DA’s office.