Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Herlinda Soto went missing between July 2nd, 1993, at 6:00 p.m. and July 5th, 1993, at 6:00 pm. Herlinda Soto lived in the 1500 block of Bill Ogden in East El Paso. A friend remembers talking to Soto on the phone around 11 p.m. on July 2, the Friday before the July 4 holiday weekend. That was the last time anyone heard from Soto. Her husband had come by earlier in the day to pick up their two young children for a visit. The couple had come out of a contentious divorce and custody fight. He returned on Monday (July 5, 1993) to return the children, and called 911 from a neighbor's phone after seeing blood in the garage. A large quantity of blood was also found in her home.
The former husband denied having anything to do with her disappearance, and his alibis for that weekend seemed to check out. Her car was found in the 12000 block of Pine Springs Drive, which was undeveloped at the time. It was found 4 miles from her home at the edge of the desert, and there was blood inside the trunk. Soto, a reservist, was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Foul play is suspected.
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El Paso Police Department
El Paso Times