Soto and her boyfriend were found dead in his car.
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A pregnant teenager and her boyfriend, who vanished before her scheduled induction, are believed to have been discovered dead on Tuesday following an extensive search, as stated by the police.
San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus informed reporters Tuesday evening that the bodies of two individuals, suspected to be Savanah Nicole Soto, 18, and her boyfriend, Matthew Guerra, were found in a vehicle in San Antonio. Describing the case as “very, very perplexing,” McManus disclosed that the bodies had likely been in the boyfriend’s vehicle for three to four days. While their identities await official confirmation by the medical examiner, they are believed to be Soto and her boyfriend, according to McManus.
The chief was unable to verify whether the female victim was pregnant, leaving that determination to the medical examiner. The vehicle was discovered on the 5900 block of Danny Kaye Drive in northwest San Antonio, with no information on who located it, as stated by the police.
Soto was last seen on Friday afternoon in Leon Valley, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, which issued a CLEAR Alert on Monday to aid law enforcement in locating someone in imminent danger or facing involuntary disappearance.
The pregnant teen had passed her delivery date which “caused significant concern among her family members after missing an essential medical appointment,” the Leon Valley Police Department said in a press release earlier on Tuesday.
A Distraught Mother
Gloria Cordova, Soto’s mother informed KSAT that Savanah had been scheduled to be induced for delivery last Saturday.
“When I called her all morning she wasn’t answering, was going straight to voicemail,” Cordova told the station. “We went to the hospital anyways. She was a no-show, and that’s when I called the cops.”
She also stated that her daughter’s home was all clean and set up for the baby’s arrival soon.
“This is not like her,” Cordova said. “She was so excited to have this baby. The house was already baby-ready.”
“There’s no reason why she would just get up and go off and do that,” she added.
The family had already been dealing with a heavy loss.
Cordova’s 15-year-old son Ethan, died last year after being fatally shot at his home in San Antonio.
“[Savanah] knows what I went through with Ethan, and I know she doesn’t want me to go through this again,” the mother told KSAT.
“I just want her home,” Cordova said. “I’m worried about the baby, if she’s even had the baby, if she’s in danger.”