Georgia murder suspect on billboards

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 10:39 pm
By: News 9

By Jennifer Pierce, NEWS 9

A Georgia murder suspect can be seen in the metro. Authorities posted the man's face on billboards in hopes of drumming up leads.

Police said the man you've seen on digital billboards is dangerous and in the country illegally.

Authorities believe he could be in Oklahoma.

In January 2005, Lisa Bourquardez, a mother of two young girls was stabbed 50 times and left in a closet in her Cobb County, Georgia home.

Evidence led police to Lisa's ex-boyfriend Guillermo Castaneda, also known as Jose Bautista or Jamie Barcelata.

Police said Castaneda stole Lisa's car. Authorities recovered it near the Georgia and Alabama border.

So the Acworth Police Department in Georgia put their suspect in the public's eye with the help of Lamar Advertising Company. The digital billboard ad is run in over 65 markets on over 100 panels.

Pete Hounslow of the Lamar Advertising Company said in Oklahoma City, the suspected murderer's face is in rotation on 16 digital billboards at no charge.

"It is certainly our intention to help generate leads that will lead to his capture," Hounslow said.

Police said Castaneda is also wanted in Vera Cruz, Mexico, that's where they said he shot a man in the back of the head.

The FBI is also investigating the murder, if you have any information contact the FBI or Acworth police at 770-974-3111.