Body found Christmas Eve on near South Side ID'd

SAPD: Samantha Contreras, 23, victim of car crash

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have identified a body found Christmas Eve on the city's near South Side.

The woman has been identified as 23-year-old Samantha Contreras. 

Contreras' body was found Wednesday in the 300 block of Cordero Street near Burbank High School.

Police said it appears that she was the victim of a car crash. 

Detectives were able to link Contreras to a major accident that took place at Interstate 35 and Interstate 10 East. 

They say she was behind the wheel of a Honda Element when she lost control, rolled the SUV several times and was thrown from the vehicle. 

Her body landed underneath a truck parked in a yard on Cordero. 

The case remains under investigation.