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Case File: Herlinda Ann Soto - 968DFTX

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Herlinda Ann Soto

  • Case Classification: Involuntary Missing
  • Missing Since: July 2, 1993
  • Location Last Seen: El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: March 4, 1950
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 43 years
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5' 6
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 150 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Available
  • DNA: Not Available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Herlinda Soto was violently abducted from her home on Bill Ogden in east El Paso between July 2nd, 1993, at 18:00 and July 5th, 1993, at 18:00 pm. Her ex-husband had picked up the children for the weekend and when he returned he found blood smears on the garage floor. There was a substantial amount of blood throughout the house and it appeared as if Soto had been dragged to the front door. Although, this is not considered a murder case, detectives believe she had been murdered.

    Detectives don't think robbery was a motive. Soto had few valuables in her sparse, three-bedroom brick house. There was no trace of a forced entry, but one of the garage doors did not lock. Foul play is suspected. Herlinda Soto’s car, a 1989 Mercury Tracer, was taken during the abduction and was recovered on July 6th at the 12400 block of Rojas.

    The San Antonio native served in the Army Reserve and was an Operation Desert Storm veteran, who spent about eight months in Saudi Arabia. Soto, who had recently won custody of her two boys, then ages 10 and 7, worked as a public health technician for the El Paso City-County Health and Environmental District.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: El Paso Police Headquarters - Cold Case Unit
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Jose Castro
  • Agency Phone Number: 915-564-7010

  • Agency Case Number: 93-186351
  • NCIC Case Number: M662784702
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #3124
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • El Paso Police Department
  • NamUs

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    Case Verified: 10/25/14; Last Updated: 10/25/14 - By: BR / Webmaster

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