WOLCOTT, CT (WFSB) - Evidence and leads in a missing woman case took Waterbury detectives into Wolcott on Tuesday where they found her body.

The body was found off a main stretch of Route 69.

Police later confirmed on Wednesday that it was the body of Janet Avalo-Alvarez out of Waterbury. Her death is now deemed a homicide.

The scene was about 5 miles from where Avalo-Alvarez was last seen.

She disappeared Nov. 12 after leaving La Guakara Taina, a bar she co-owns with her boyfriend, Alfredo Peguero-Gomez.

Peguero-Gomez is now considered a suspect in Avalo-Alvarez's death, according to Waterbury police.

Detectives said they spoke with him around midnight last Wednesday during a welfare check at the couple's home.

His car was spotted leaving the home about an hour later.

The Port Authority at Newark International Airport said it found Peguero-Gomez's car on Friday, but not him.

A search for him continues at this time.

Hundreds of people held a candlelight vigil in Avalo-Alvarez's honor on Wednesday evening. 

Stay with Channel 3 for updates on this story.

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