February 25, 2024
Crime scene tape. Courtesy FBI

The identities of a person and girl discovered lifeless Tuesday in a automobile parked at Golden Acorn On line casino in Campo have been launched Thursday by the San Diego Police Division.

Johnny Soto, 52, and Melissa Soto, 45, each of San Ysidro, have been recognized as a married couple residing individually, in accordance with SDPD Lt. Steve Shebloski.

The 2 have been reported lacking by relations final week, the lieutenant stated.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol contacted the SDPD after finding a automobile related to the 2 lacking individuals.

That automobile was positioned within the Golden Acorn On line casino parking zone at 1800 Golden Acorn Method in Campo. Within the automobile have been the our bodies a person and a lady, Shebloski stated.

Detectives from the SDPD Southern Division and the Murder Unit responded to that location and have been investigating the case because the man and girl have been reported lacking.

The preliminary investigation indicated the 2 have been lacking underneath suspicious circumstances and the precise nature of what occurred and why they have been lacking was underneath investigation.

Detectives discovered the 2 lifeless individuals have been a married couple residing individually and there was seemingly a home violence incident earlier than they have been reported lacking, Shebloski stated.

“When the female and male have been discovered by officers, the male was deceased from what’s believed to be a self-inflicted single gunshot wound to the top,” Shebloski stated. “The preliminary investigation signifies that his dying was a suicide. It has been decided the feminine died from strangulation. Her dying has confirmed to be a murder along with her husband because the lone suspect in what seems to be a tragic case of home violence.”

Anybody with data concerning the case was requested to name the SDPD Murder Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-80-8477.

–Metropolis Information Service