The chief said police believed Soto and McManus had been dead for three or four days. Their car was spotted in the parking lot of an apartment complex in northwest San Antonio and it had been parked there for several days, McManus said. Someone who “came across the vehicle” alerted Soto’s family and they called police, he noted.
McManus also declined to go into detail when asked what made it a “complex” scene.
Soto’s mother, Gloria Cordova, said she last saw her daughter alive on the afternoon of Dec. 22, the Leon Valley Police Department told CBS News. Officers said they went to Soto’s apartment for a welfare check later that day and were unable to access the unit, but seeing no signs of forced entry or other trouble, they left.
Leon Valley PD issued a CLEAR Alert (like an Amber Alert for missing or abducted adults in Texas) for Soto on Christmas Day.
“Ms. Soto, who is pregnant and has passed her delivery date, has caused significant concern among her family members after missing an essential medical appointment,” the alert read. It also noted she might be in a gray 2013 Kia Optima with temporary Texas tags.
Soto and Guerra were found in the aforementioned Kia, according to McManus.