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Missing pregnant Texas teen and her boyfriend found dead, each with gunshot wounds, police say

A pregnant teenager and her boyfriend, whose bodies were found Tuesday in a car in San Antonio, Texas, were both shot and injured, police said Wednesday.

Although the couple has not been officially identified by the medical examiner, San Antonio police said they suspect the bodies found in a Kia Optima in the 5900 block of Danny Kaye Drive were those of Savanah Soto, 18 years old, and her boyfriend.

Police did not release the boyfriend’s name, saying only that the man in the vehicle was 22 years old. The Associated Press identified him as Matthew Guerra, 22.

An unborn child was also killed, police said.

A representative from the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday afternoon that there was no additional information to release about the case.

Savanah Soto.by Facebook

Soto was last seen in the Kia around 2 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of Grissom Road in Leon Valley, the city Police Department said in an earlier statement, adding that investigators believed her disappearance constituted “a credible threat” to his “health and safety”. “.

Tuesday evening, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at a news conference that the bodies inside the Kia could have been there for three or four days. He said the Kia belonged to Soto’s boyfriend.

“There are two people in the car. … They are deceased,” McManus said while standing near the crime scene. “We believe it is the missing woman and her boyfriend.”

Detectives were treating the case as a possible capital murder investigation, police said.

When asked if investigators were looking for a suspect in the deaths, a police department spokesperson said Wednesday afternoon that there were no known suspects. The official added that there was no ongoing threat to the public.

Soto’s disappearance had triggered a CLEAR alert, which stands for Coordinated Law Enforcement Adult Rescue. The CLEAR Alert was created in 2019 to help law enforcement find and rescue missing, kidnapped or abducted adults who are in immediate danger of injury or death, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The town of Leon Valley, located about 12 miles northwest of San Antonio, posted on its Facebook page that Soto was past her due date and that her family had contacted San Antonio police because she was worried after she missed “an essential medical appointment”. »

Soto’s mother, Gloria Cordova, said in a Facebook post that her daughter was scheduled to be induced Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and “never showed up.”

In an interview Monday with NBC affiliate WOAI in San Antonio, Cordova added that there was no reason for her daughter to “up up and leave.”

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