The bodies of a missing Texas teenager and her boyfriend may have been found Tuesday in a car parked near a San Antonio apartment complex, police said.
Two bodies found inside a car, believed to belong to a missing Texas teenager, nine months pregnant, and her boyfriend, each had a gunshot wound, police said Wednesday.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters Tuesday that authorities believed the bodies belonged to Savannah Soto, 18, last seen Dec. 22, and her boyfriend, but he did not could not confirm identities.
“The medical examiner’s office will conduct a death investigation to determine the cause of death and confirm the identity of the victims,” a police statement said Wednesday. “This investigation is still ongoing.”
The case was listed as a “capital murder due to the death of an unborn child,” San Antonio police Lt. Michelle Ramos told CNN on Wednesday.
The Bexar County Executive’s Office said Wednesday that the medical examiner’s office has not yet identified the bodies.
The bodies were found in a car parked near an apartment complex, police said in an earlier statement.
Police believe the bodies had been there for “maybe three or four days,” McManus said, calling the crime scene “very, very perplexing.”
Soto was pregnant and past her due date when she missed a critical medical appointment and her family reported her missing, according to the Leon Valley Police Department.
Soto was last seen Friday in the 6000 block of Grissom Road in Leon Valley, according to an alert issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The car described in this alert was a gray Kia Optima.
“Chief William McManus released a statement announcing that he believed the body of missing Savannah Soto had been found,” according to a news release from the Leon Valley Police Department. San Antonio police “will be taking over the investigation as the crime scene is located in the City of San Antonio.”
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