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Investigators continue search for missing pregnant woman

Thursday - 3/24/2011, 1:16pm  ET

Bethany Anne Decker, shown recently on a vacation in Hawaii with her husband, Emile. Decker has been missing since Jan 29. (Loudoun County Sheriff's Office)
ASHBURN, Va. - Loudoun County investigators are continuing to work leads in the case of a missing pregnant Ashburn woman who disappeared in late January.

Bethany Decker was last seen with her estranged husband Emile at a family gathering days before he was scheduled to leave for an Army deployment to Afghanistan.

With the help of the Army, Emile Decker has been brought back to Ashburn to help authorities with the investigation. The Loudoun County's Sheriff's Office says he is fully cooperating.

The office has also named Ronald Roldan a person of interest in Decker's disappearance. Roldan was living with Decker and is believed to be the last person to see her before she went missing. Police believe Roldan is the father of Decker's unborn child.

According to investigators, Decker described Roldan's demeanor as "controlling and abusive" to friends and family.

Investigators say Roldan has stopped answering questions.

No evidence of foul play has been found, but investigators plan to continue searches of Decker's apartment. Investigators are also awaiting the results of forensic examination of various cell phones and computers.

Bethany Decker is described as white, about 4 feet, 11 inches tall, about 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is believed to be five to six months pregnant. Anyone with information on Decker's disappearance is asked to call the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at 703-777-0475.

WTOP's Neal Augenstein contributed to this report. Follow Neal and WTOP on Twitter.

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