Sheriff: Two bodies believed to be missing mother, 3-year-old son found near Tom Slick Park

Deputies began search for both following a welfare check Monday night

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – The bodies of two people who match the description of a missing 32-year-old mother and her 3-year-old son were found on Tuesday morning near Tom Slick Park on the city’s West Side, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.

Savannah Kriger and her son Kaiden Kriger were the subject of an AMBER Alert. It was discontinued on Tuesday.

Salazar said a search for the mother and child began around 6:30 p.m. on Monday after BCSO received a call about a welfare check from family members.

Salazar said deputies were unable to get into the home until a family member gave permission to enter the residence, located in the 8200 block of Dovers Den, near Culebra Road.

Kaiden Kriger, 3. (Courtesy BCSO.)

Salazar said deputies found evidence that created concern for the welfare of both Kaiden and Savannah. He didn’t however specify exactly just what they found.

“Throughout the night, we were searching the area, and we were able to get some phone pings out in this area here, during the night, and we were able to find Savannah’s vehicle out here at the park and that vehicle was recovered. Utilizing SAPD Eagle and Park Police, we were not able to find them last night in the park. The plan was to wait until daybreak and resume the search,” he said.

Salazar said a San Antonio park police officer with BCSO deputies eventually found the bodies in a ditch on the backside of Tom Slick Park, off State Highway 151 East. He says at this time, it appears it was a murder-suicide, with Savannah being the suspect. Investigators found a gun near the bodies.

“There been some sort of a custody battle going on ongoing with the the custody of the baby. And there was concerns from family members that they were not able to make contact there. There was some concern that her phone was going straight to voicemail,” Salazar said.

Savannah Kriger, 32. (Photo Courtesy of BCSO)

The sheriff says Savannah Kriger had a custody hearing that was scheduled for Tuesday.

Savannah was last seen on Monday leaving work early, around 2 p.m., to pick up her son from daycare, which was located off Lone Star Parkway near Alamo Ranch Parkway.

Salazar said Kaiden’s father is currently with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and is helping with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

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