A San Bruno man has been charged with murder in the killing of Cecilia Zamora, whose body was found in Pacifica two months after she was reported missing, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Albert Trejo, 49, shared a San Bruno residence with Zamora, 36, and several others, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.
On Feb. 13, the last day Zamora was seen alive, Trejo reportedly called another resident of the home, crying, Guidotti said. During that call, he allegedly made a comment about his gun going off, Guidotti said. When other residents returned home, Trejo told them he and Zamora had a fight and that she had left.
Zamora's mother reported her missing to San Bruno police Feb. 20, and her body was found April 26 in the storage area of a Pacifica apartment complex, Guidotti said. Her death was caused by a single gunshot wound to the back of her head.
Zamora, a San Francisco resident who was living with Trejo in San Bruno at the time, was first reported missing by her family when they filed a report with the San Francisco Police Department on Feb. 15. After that, her family sent out her picture to media organizations as part of a campaign to find out what happened to her.
Trejo appeared in court Friday to be charged and is being held in custody with no bail. He is scheduled to return to court Monday to enter a plea.