RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- An investigation was underway into the deaths of two women and a teenage girl at a home near Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course Monday in what may have been a double murder-suicide.
Deputies responding to a report of possible child abuse at the upscale house in the 17100 block of Via de la Valle found the bodies of the two women, who were both around 40, and a roughly 15-year-old girl shortly before noon Monday, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Kenneth Nelson. None of their names have
been made public, nor how they died.
After spotting one of the bodies through a kitchen window, the deputies forced entry and found the other two bodies. Each had suffered "obvious trauma," Nelson said without elaboration.
"We still trying to determine a motive," the lieutenant told news crews. "We're still trying to determine a relationship."
"Based on the initial evidence, detectives do not believe there are any outstanding suspects in this case," Nelson said in a statement.
"I heard just a couple of times, yelling, two times,” neighbor Angela Bissett told 10News. “First, I heard the woman, 'Don't! Don't!' Then, the other said, 'You son of a b----.' Pop, I heard two times."
The county Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause and manner of the deaths. The decedents' names were withheld pending family notification.
Anyone with additional information on the case was asked to call the sheriff's department at 858-974-2321, or after hours at 858-565-5200. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.