Father and son arrested in connection with the murder case of Savanah Soto and Matthew Guerra

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By journalsofus.com

SAN ANTONIO – A father and son were arrested Wednesday in connection with the deaths of Savanah Soto and her boyfriend, Matthew Guerra, late last month, according to San Antonio police.

Relatives told KSAT that missing pregnant woman Savanah Soto, 18, was found dead in her car in the 5900 block of Danny Kaye along with an adult man, believed to be Soto’s boyfriend, Mathew Guerra, 22 years old, on Tuesday. December 26, 2023. (Courtesy, Soto family)

Christopher Preciado, 19, has been charged with capital murder. His father, Ramón Preciado, 53, was accused of abuse of a corpse in the case.

San Antonio police said they collected a cellphone as crucial evidence when they discovered Soto and Guerra’s bodies in the parking lot of a northwest apartment complex on Dec. 26.

Information on the phone led detectives to the suspect vehicle seen in surveillance video that police had shared on December 28.

Officers conducted surveillance when they arrived at the location where they believed the suspect vehicle was located.

Police knocked on the door and Ramon Preciado answered and said he knew why police were there, according to SAPD.

The father and son were detained and questioned at the central police station in the city center.

SAPD said a judge signed an arrest warrant based on information provided during questioning.

Police said the deaths were related to a failed drug deal, and Soto and Guerra were killed on December 21 before midnight.

Christopher Preciado is the only alleged killer in the case, according to police. SAPD said his father helped hide the bodies.

There is no connection to the location where the bodies were found on December 26. Police said they were dumped there after they were killed at a different location.

SAPD said the department would work with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office to determine any additional charges since Soto was pregnant and about to give birth at the time of her death.

Police say Christopher Preciado has no criminal record and that his father did have some criminal records.

KSAT will bring you the latest developments in this case as they become available.


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