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A woman was shot, killed and her body was left by railroad tracks. Police say they nabbed the alleged killers.

woman shot and killed in arizona two men charged with her murder and concealing the body
Source: Tucson Police Department

Sep. 9 2021, Published 12:42 p.m. ET

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An Arizona woman was shot and killed before her body was dumped by some railroad tracks, police say. Now, officers said they arrested two men in connection to the case.

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Around 1 a.m. on Sept. 5, the Tucson Police Department said officers were dispatched to a residence for reports of “unknown trouble.”

Once police were on the scene, they found a woman with obvious signs of trauma near a set of railroad tracks, officers said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and police identified her as 38-year-old Rebecca Felix Soto.

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After an investigation, officials said they learned Soto was involved in an argument with 31-year-old Anthony Salcido Jr. in the home and soon after, gunshots were heard.

Salcido Jr. left the house before police arrived on the scene, authorities said.


Around 3 a.m. on Sept. 5, police said they located Salcido Jr. leaving a house with 53-year-old Anthony Salcido Sr.

Both men were detained without incident and police determined both men were involved in the murder of Soto, officials said.

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Salcido Jr. was charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a dead body, police said. Salcido Sr. was charged with concealment of a dead body, prohibited possessor and tampering with evidence, officials said.

Both men were booked into Pima County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing and officials said more charges could be added.


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