Gabriel Soto was a suspect in Suzanne Rene Richardson's case. He died as the result of an apparent drug overdose in late July 2002. Authorities state that they believed Soto was involved in Richerson's abduction, but he was never charged in connection with her disappearance. Soto was arrested sometime before his death after allegedly attempting to run his vehicle over another individual. Investigators said that the victim told Soto to avoid another person who alledgedly witnessed Soto and Richerson speaking on the night of her abduction.