Christopher Preciado Charged In Savanah Soto Murder

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Christopher Preciado has been charged with the murders of Savanah Soto and her boyfriend Matthew Guerra

According to police reports San Antonio Texas police found the bodies of Savanah Soto and Matthew Guerra inside of a vehicle in December 2023. With the use of cell phone belonging to Savanah police were able to track her movements on the day she and Matthew were murdered

San Antonio police would go to the home of Christopher Preciado who would be arrested and charged with capital murder as well his father Ramon Preciado who would be charged with abuse of a corpse. Police believe the double murder was a result of a drug deal gone wrong

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Eight days after the bodies of Matthew Guerra and Savanah Soto were found in a car in the Medical Center area, a father and son have been arrested in their killings, according to San Antonio police.

Sgt. Washington Moscoso said the son, Christopher Preciado, 19, is facing a capital murder charge, while the father, Ramon Preciado, 53, is facing a charge of abuse of a corpse.

Moscoso said that when the bodies were found, an investigation began and detectives with SAPD started collecting evidence from that location. He added that a key piece of evidence that was collected was Soto’s cell phone, as it helped detectives get a possible location of where the suspect’s vehicle was located.

After detectives did some surveillance, Moscoso said they were able to determine where the vehicle’s owner lives.

Officers made their way to the residence, and when Ramon answered the door, Moscoso said Ramon knew why the police were there. Both Ramon and Christopher were at the home at the time and were brought in for interrogations.

Moscoso added that based on what Ramon and Christopher said during the interrogation, “there was enough information to get a warrant signed by a judge tonight.”

“There was a lot of misinformation out there. These two individuals were the only suspects we were looking for,” Moscoso said. “There were a lot of names going around on the Internet; they had nothing to do with this.”

Moscoso said it appears to be a narcotics-related deal that went bad.

The high-profile case started when 18-year-old Soto and her 22-year-old boyfriend Guerra were deemed missing the week of Christmas. Soto was scheduled to have her labor induced Dec. 23, when relatives say they couldn’t get in touch with her.

The pair were found shot dead in their car on the afternoon of Dec. 26. But Moscoso said the murders were carried out the night of Dec. 21., just before midnight.

Police later released footage of unidentified persons of interest who were seen in the area, including one driving the car Soto and Guerra were found in.

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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.

Christopher Preciado, 19, has been charged with capital murder. His father, 53-year-old Ramon Preciado, was charged with abuse of a corpse in the case.

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

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

Officers conducted surveillance when they arrived 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 then taken into custody and questioned downtown at police headquarters.

SAPD said a judge signed a warrant for their arrest based on the information provided during questioning.

Police said the deaths were in connection with a botched drug deal, and Soto and Guerra were killed on Dec. 21 before midnight.

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

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

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

Police say Christopher Preciado has no previous criminal history, and his father had some criminal history.

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

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