New Details About The Texas Woman And Her Two Daughters Who Were Found Shot To Death In Their Home— And Why Police Say Her Boyfriend Is A Person Of Interest

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Who Is Nicol Olsen? New Details Texas Woman Two Daughters Found Dead, Boyfriend Person Of Interest

New information about the death of a Texas woman and her two daughters, who were found shot to death in their home, was released, detailing the scene when police arrived.

According to a report by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call from an upscale home in Anaqua Springs Ranch for a suicide around 9 a.m. on Jan. 10. 

When authorities arrived, they found Charles Edward Wheeler, the boyfriend of Nichol Olsen, crying in the front yard, but a deputy said no tears were visible. Wheeler told police his girlfriend and her two daughters were dead upstairs.

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Inside, police found the bodies of Olsen, 37, and her two young daughters, 16-year-old Alexa Montez and 10-year-old London Bribiescas. They were all shot to death. A deputy said one of the girls was lying on the floor in a pool of blood with a gunshot wound to the head next to Olsen, who also suffered a gunshot wound. The other daughter was in the doorway and suffered a gunshot wound as well.


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The report redacts the names of Olsen's daughters so it is unclear where exactly each girl was found.

All three were found on the second floor of the home, their bodies "cold and rigid to the touch," MySanAntonio reported. According to the report, there was "a large amount of smeared blood on the floor and some on the walls," as well as a "small pool of blood" in the doorway of a bathroom. 


A medical examiner determined Olsen's cause of death to be suicide. Montez and Bribescas' deaths were ruled homicide. A handgun was found near Olsen's body. No suicide note was left.

Following the discovery of the bodies, Wheeler told police he and Olsen, whom he lived with, had an argument the night before and he had slept elsewhere. He repeatedly tried to contact his girlfriend throughout the night but his attempts were unsuccessful, he said. When he returned to the home in the morning, he said he found Olsen and her daughters' bodies.


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Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar told the San Antonio Express-News Wheeler, who had been dating Olsen for two years, was named a "person of interest" in the case but not a suspect.

“A person of interest is just somebody that we’re interested in talking to,” he said. “We’re not calling anybody a suspect at this point."

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According to Olsen's friends, she was not suicidal and would never hurt her children, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Nicole Baptiste, 35, said Olsen was not depressed and had not ever expressed suicidal thoughts.

Salazar is pushing the ongoing investigation in order to determine who killed Olsen's daughters, as there are many "unanswered questions" regarding the case. He said his office "won't be swayed" by the medical examiner's finds and are continuing to look for answers. The FBI joined the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in its investigation.

“I’m pushing my investigators hard because I’m just as interested as everybody else to find out what’s the truth here? What really happened?” Salazar said.


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Sarah Gangraw writes about all things news, entertainment and crime. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.