Wisc. man wanted for murder arrested in New Castle
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NEW CASTLE – A Wisconsin man was arrested on a warrant for first-degree murder charges Wednesday morning near New Castle.
Authorities released limited information on the arrest of Benjamin Matthew Germano, 32, of Wauwatosa, Wisc.
The releases stated that Germano was arrested about 6 a.m. Wednesday morning by New Castle Police, with the help of Garfield County Sheriff’s Deputies. Germano is currently being held at the Garfield County Jail without bond, and is due in court for advisement of charges Thursday afternoon.
According to online reports from Fox 6 Now.com in Wisconsin, Germano was wanted in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Rosio, 24.
Fox 6 Now.com reported that a search warrant was issued for Germano’s apartment to question him about Rosio’s whereabouts. She had been missing since Jan. 13. Germano and Rosio reportedly have a daughter together.
Germano is suspected of strangling Rosio, and driving around with her deceased body in the trunk of his vehicle for four days before dumping her remains in a shipping container outside of a business in West Allis, Wisc., a suburb of Milwaukee.
Germano has been on the run for two weeks.
According to TMJ 4 News Channel in Wisconsin, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office told authorities there that they believed that Germano was heading to California. Local authorities caught up with Germano on Interstate 70, near New Castle, after Germano used an ATM in Eagle.
TMJ 4 reported that a New Castle police officer followed Germano’s black Toyota Corolla traveling east on I-70’s westbound lanes. After exiting the interstate, Germano lost control of the vehicle where he was apprehended.
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