The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division found human remains following a search conducted in the area of Old Church Road and Lake Road in North Heidelberg Township Friday, May 20, 2022.
Police say they were led to the location after receiving evidence related to the disappearance of Darlyn De La Rosa-Abreu.
Led by Criminal Investigator Ryan Crampsie, once on location, Investigators were able to locate Human Remains believed to belong to De La Rosa–Abreu.
De La Rosa-Abreu went missing in the early morning hours of August 8, 2021, when he picked up a fare in his cab.
That fare was later identified as Johnny Palaguachi of Reading. Upon the location of the remains, Palaguachi was arrested and charged with Criminal Homicide, Abuse of a Corpse, Tampering with Evidence, and Theft by Unlawful Taking.
The Reading Police Department was assisted by the Pennsylvania State Police and Berks County Detectives.