A woman and two teen girls were found dead this week inside a luxury home in a rustic Texas gated community, according to a new report.
Nichol Leila Olsen, 37, and two girls believed to be in their teens were discovered around 9 a.m. Thursday inside the home at Anaqua Springs Ranch, a development near Boerne, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar confirmed to the outlet that the three were related, but did not specify how.
A man who lives with them and who is “romantically involved” with Olsen returned home to find the lifeless trio, who all had gunshot wounds to their upper bodies, the report said.
The two girls appeared to be homicide victims, but Salazar declined to speculate on whether Olsen died of a homicide or suicide — adding that the medical examiner would make that determination.
“It’s way too early to tell who’s a suspect and who’s a witness,” the sheriff added.
Olsen has a state license to work as a cosmetologist, according to records obtained by the outlet. Her personal and professional Instagram pages show that she works as a hairstylist.
“She was just a very good person,” Cathy Muñiz of San Antonio, one of Olsen’s former clients, told the outlet. “It’s just too much of a shock. I don’t even know what to think. It doesn’t even make any sense. She was always so positive.”
She confirmed to the paper that Olsen had children, but said she would never think that the woman would have anything to do with the slayings.
“I just can’t see that she would do that to herself or her children because they were everything to her,” Muñiz said.
The home where the shootings happened rests on 2.7 acres of land, is 4,500 square feet and is valued at nearly $1 milllion, Bexar County Appraisal District records obtained by the outlet show.
“It’s just a shocking thing that you would never expect to happen here,” Laura Rendon, who lives in the neighborhood, told the paper. “It’s a very peaceful, quiet neighborhood and nothing like this has ever happened before.”
Several relatives and friends arrived at Anaqua Springs Ranch later on Thursday — including at least one man who jumped the fence and ran inside, the paper reported.