UPDATE: Police records bring out new details in woman’s murder
Witnesses say one suspect said he was “throwing out trash” after the slaying
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Police records released to KOLD News 13 on Wednesday, Sept. 8 bring chilling new details to light from a woman’s murder that took place the weekend before, and from which a father and son face charges.
According to an interim complaint, a witness told police they heard Anthony Ray Salcido Jr., 31, arguing with the victim and then the sound of gunshots at a home on East Palmdale Street late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
Police records say another witness saw Salcido and his father, Anthony B. Salcido Sr., rolling what appeared to be a wrapped up body away from the home in a wheelbarrow.
When the witness saw them return to the home empty-handed, police say, the younger Salcido told him they were “throwing out trash.”
When the witness went to look for the wheelbarrow, police say, he found the body of 38-year-old Rebecca Felix Soto and called for help.
Officers say she was found near railroad tracks after they were called to a nearby home on East Palmdale Street for “unknown trouble.”
Both of the Salcidos left the home before police arrived.
Around 3 a.m., authorities said, they found both Salcidos leaving Salcido Jr.’s girlfriend’s home on Via Conquistador and detained them. As police prepared to pull their car over, Salcido Jr.’s girlfriend told authorities Salcido Jr. had thrown an object out of the window.
Salcido Sr. told authorities he and his son had talked about retaliating against Soto, who they believed had set Salcido Jr. up to be robbed.
Police charged Salcido Jr. with first-degree murder and concealment of a body.
Salcido Sr. faces concealment of a body, prohibited possession and tampering with evidence.
Additional charges may be added, according to officers.
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