Deaths of family of four found in house fire on Southeast Side ruled murder-suicide

Alfredo Pescador shot, killed his wife, two children, then himself before setting house on fire, SAPD says

SAN ANTONIO – The deaths of a family of four found in the rubble of a house fire on the Southeast Side in March has been ruled a murder-suicide.

According to a San Antonio Police Department preliminary report, Alfredo Pescador, 44, shot and killed his wife, Blanca Pescador, 40, their 19-year-old daughter, Leslie Pescador, and their 13-year-old son, Freddie Pescador, and then turned the gun on himself on March 8 in the 4400 block of Wrangler Run.

Medical Examiners discovered that the suspect and the three victims died from gunshot wounds. Evidence shows Alfredo Pescador shot and killed the victims, set the house on fire, and then took his own life, shooting the gun at himself. This is an active an ongoing investigation.

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