The Valencia Lofts apartments in Leon Valley, Texas, where Savannah and Matthew resided, became the epicenter of worry when neighbors reported hearing a scream before the couple left together on Friday afternoon. The family, along with local authorities, initiated a desperate search for the young couple.
According to CBS-19, the family received the information and promptly notified the police. Authorities, upon arriving at the scene, discovered the lifeless bodies of Savannah Soto and Matthew Guerra inside the vehicle.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus addressed the media, expressing the belief that the deceased individuals were indeed Savannah and her boyfriend.
The heartbreaking saga took a darker turn as revelations emerged about Matthew Guerra’s alleged history of assaulting Savannah. Court documents suggested that Guerra was on probation for assaulting the teenager last Christmas, adding a layer of complexity to the tragic incident.
Savannah’s mother, Gloria Cordova, had previously expressed concerns about her daughter’s boyfriend, referring to him as “no good” in a Facebook post shortly after Savannah went missing. The family had utilized social media to seek help in locating the young couple, with pleas for information and a description of the car, complete with license plate TRC9447.
Savannah had decorated the nursery in anticipation and was looking forward to giving birth with her mother by her side. Cordova heartbreakingly lamented:
“Savannah was so, so happy because she was going to be a mommy. It breaks my heart.”
As the community grapples with the loss of Savannah Soto and Matthew Guerra, the investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths continues, leaving a shattered family seeking answers and justice.