SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — A missing pregnant Texas teenager and her boyfriend were found dead in a parked car Tuesday in San Antonio and police said they may have been there for days.
Savanah Nicole Soto, 18, and Matthew Guerra, 22, were reported missing by police in Leon Valley, a few miles northwest of suburban San Antonio.
Two bodies were found in a Kia Optima matching the description of the one belonging to the boyfriend and they may have been there for three or four days, Police Chief William P. McManus said at a news conference.
He did not identify the bodies pending confirmation from the medical examiner, but said they were likely those of the missing couple.
McManus did not provide further details and said he did not know if a weapon was found in the car.
“What we’re looking at right now is a very, very perplexing crime scene,” the chief said.
“Detectives are currently looking at this as a possible murder, but we’re not sure,” he said. “Due to the complexity of the crime scene, we cannot say with certainty what we have.”
The bodies were found Tuesday afternoon after someone spotted the car in the parking lot of a San Antonio apartment complex and alerted the family. KENS-TV reported. Relatives then called the police.
Soto was a week late in giving birth and was scheduled to undergo induced labor at a hospital last Saturday night, her family told the station.
Gloria Cordova said she last heard from her daughter Friday afternoon and got no response when she knocked on the door of her Leon Valley apartment Saturday afternoon.
Leon Valley police issued a CLEAR alert for Soto on Monday and later said her boyfriend was also missing. Soto’s family staged a search in the area around his apartment on Christmas night.
“Savanah was so happy because she was going to be a mom. It breaks my heart,” his mother told KENS-TV.
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