Silvia Lorena Montoya, 43, was arrested for the murder of Jonathan Caballero on July 30.
Photo provided by the San Francisco Police Department

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SAN FRANCISCO—Silvia Lorena Montoya, 43, has been charged with allegedly shooting and killing Jonathan Derec Sauceda Caballero Gutierrez, 18.

Caballero was found unconscious and bleeding from a gunshot wound on May 31 at approximately 6:45 a.m. by San Francisco police officers. He was shot at least once while on a walking trail off of John F. Shelley Drive in McLaren Park. 

Police officers arrived on scene after an unidentified witness had called the police stating they heard shots. Police called for an ambulance, but Caballero was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police department spokesperson Officer Grace Gatpandan. 

Police reports state that Caballero was a student at Balboa High School. After a two month homicide investigation, investigators reported that Montoya and Caballero had dated and lived together. This information provided officers with probable cause for a search warrant and arrest on July 30.

According to San Francisco District Attorney’s Office spokesman, Alex Bastian, Montoya has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of dissuading a witness. 

Montoya pleaded not guilty on August 7 and is slated to appear in Department 20 at the Hall of Justice on Monday, August 10, her bail was set at $10 million as of Wednesday, August 5.

Anyone with pertinent information is encouraged to call the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide detail at (415) 553-1145, their Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or to Text a Tip to TIP411, with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.

Jonathan Derec Sauceda Caballero Gutierrez, 18, was killed at McLaren Park on May 31. <br>Image provided by Caballero's cousin, Jacqueline Platero from a memorial dedication</br><br>The San Francisco News
Jonathan Derec Sauceda Caballero Gutierrez, 18, was killed at McLaren Park on May 31.
Image provided by Caballero’s cousin, Jacqueline Platero from a memorial dedication
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