The missing Texas teen, Savanah Nicole Soto, who was expecting to give birth imminently, and her boyfriend, Matthew Guerra, have been discovered dead after a multi-day search, as confirmed by a family member on Tuesday.
The bodies of Soto, 18, and Guerra were found inside a vehicle, according to a family source cited by CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS 5. The Leon Valley Police Department, initially notified of Soto’s disappearance on December 22, reported that the couple was located in a car believed to be Guerra’s. However, the authorities have not officially confirmed their identities or disclosed details about the cause of their tragic demise.
At a Tuesday evening briefing, San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus acknowledged the perplexing nature of the crime scene and hinted at a potential homicide investigation. The identities of the deceased are pending confirmation by the medical examiner, and the circumstances surrounding their deaths remain unclear.
Soto’s family, devastated by the grim outcome, provided information about the vehicle’s location to the police after being alerted by a concerned individual. Grandmother Rachel Soto expressed profound sorrow and pleaded for answers, emphasizing the family’s desire to understand the circumstances leading to the tragic events.
Concerns about Soto’s well-being arose when she went missing a day before her scheduled induction. Chief McManus revealed that the car may have been at the discovery location for several days, adding complexity to the investigation.
The family’s distress intensified as Soto’s due date passed, leading them to report her missing and prompting the issuance of a CLEAR alert by the police. Friends and family organized searches, highlighting the urgency to locate the expectant mother. Soto’s grandmother, tearfully sharing her granddaughter’s excitement for motherhood, emphasized the family’s plea for her safe return.
As the community grapples with this devastating news, unanswered questions linger, and authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic deaths of the young couple.