Shootings of Mother and Her Two Daughters in Their Texas Home Ruled Murder-Suicide But Family and Friends Are Skeptical

Nichol Olsen – https://www.instagram.com/p/BdvCLYMHGP5/ Credit: Instagram
Alexa, 16, and London, 10 – Nichol Olsen’s daughters. https://www.instagram.com/p/BYVqpScnfb-/ Credit: Instagram

When authorities entered a luxury home near San Antonio last Thursday, they found a grisly scene.

Nichol Olsen, 37, had been shot to death alongside her daughters, Alexa, 16, and London, 10. After conducting an autopsy, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the girls’ deaths as homicides and Olsen’s death as a suicide.

But not everyone is convinced that the hairstylist would have shot her daughters before turning the gun on herself — and even the sheriff’s office has emphasized that the investigation is still ongoing.

“We can’t just say, ‘Oh, well then she must’ve been the one that did this to these two little girls,’” Sheriff Javier Salazar told reporters at a press conference, according to News4SanAntonio.com. “We still have to go out and find out who it was that killed these two young ladies.”

According to multiple news outlets, the crime scene was discovered by the owner of the home where the bodies were found. The man was in a relationship with Olsen, and told investigators he was not at the house on the night of the shootings, KTSA reported.

Sheriff Salazar said that the homeowner is cooperating with authorities as they investigate the case. “Yeah, you’re a person of interest if three people were found deceased in your home, whether you were there or not, and two of them have been listed as homicides,” he told reporters, but stressed that the public shouldn’t rush to judgment.

“We’re a long ways off from naming anybody culpable in the deaths of these girls,” Salazar continued, “but we’re also a long ways off from clearing anybody.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Steve Helling