A San Francisco woman who was found dead in Pacifica in May after being reported missing months earlier was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, who made his initial appearance in court on Friday, San Mateo County prosecutors said today. Albert Trejo, 49, of San Bruno, has been charged with murder for the killing of 36-year-old Cecilia Zamora, who was found in the storage area of an apartment complex with a single gunshot wound to the back of her head, according to the district attorney’s office.
Trejo did not enter a plea at his initial court hearing on Friday and will return to court on Sept. 16 for the continued arraignment, prosecutors said. According to prosecutors, Zamora was last seen on the morning of Feb. 13 with Trejo at their home in San Bruno, where they lived with other people. Trejo called another one of the residents and sounded like he was crying and made a comment about his gun going off, prosecutors said. However, when the other residents arrived home, he was doing laundry and told them that he and Zamora had an argument and she left, prosecutors said. The victim’s mother reported her missing a week later, leading to the eventual discovery of her body in Pacifica.