Who Killed Aspiring Marine Teen Later Found 'Torn Apart and Eaten by Animals'?

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Oct. 25 2023, Published 4:36 p.m. ET

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Authorities in south Texas want to solve a three-year-old murder case involving a teenager who wanted to be a Marine.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Anthony Luna, 18, was picked up after school in August 2021 by someone in a black vehicle. His body was found by a rancher four months later, about three miles from his high school.

“Cast outside and literally torn apart and eaten by animals after death,” Salazar told KENS-TV.

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Luna was a STEM program student. Salazar said he wasn’t involved in any high-risk activities, and dreamed of doing robotics work in the Marines after graduating from Southwest High School.

Luna’s death is a Crime Stoppers case in the San Antonio area. The teen’s mother hopes whoever harmed him will confess.


“To say I did it, and I am sorry and come clean.” Sara Trujillo said of what she says of hoping her son's killer will confess.

People with information about Luna’s death are urged to call (210) 224-STOP in San Antonio.


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