RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- A teen girl found dead in an upscale Rancho Santa Fe home was the daughter of the man who owned the home prior to passing away from lung cancer, 10News learned Tuesday.
According to people who know her, fifteen-year-old Hannah Arya was among the three people found dead Monday in a home in the 17100 block of Via de la Valle. Arya was the daughter of Michael Arya, a real estate broker who died earlier this year. The two other victims were women in their 40s, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
10News confirmed through a school administrator that Hannah attended boarding school at Verde Valley School in Sedona, Ariz. The administrator said Hannah was a well-respected student and very involved in equestrian riding. He said Hannah voluntarily left the school midway through the school year to be with dying father.
Deputies responding to a report of possible child abuse found the three bodies shortly before noon Monday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities have not publicly identified the victims or how they died.
James Zolan, a friend of Michael Arya, previously owned the home and sold it to Arya in 2014. Zolan said he and Arya became friends after the sale.
"Mike and I spoke often," Zolan said.
According to Zolan, Arya resided in the home with his girlfriend.
"A girlfriend, Marina. She was of Russian descent and she took good care of him when he was very ill," Zolan said.
According to the San Diego County Assessor's Office, the home is currently owned by the Michael Arya Revocable Living Trust. It was unclear who Arya named as the benefactor of the home.