Nearly a year after a Texas woman and her two daughters lost their lives, a search warrant reveals that authorities saw possible evidence that led them to believe that all three may have been killed.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities found 37-year-old licensed cosmetologist Nichol Olsen shot to death in January, inside a luxurious mansion in Boerne, Texas, in the affluent Anaqua Springs neighborhood. Olsen lived in the home with her boyfriend, Charles Wheeler, and her two daughters.
Nichol’s daughters, identified as 16-year-old Alexa and 10-year-old London, were also found shot to death inside the residence. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the girls’ deaths as homicides while listing Nichol’s death as a suicide.
According to a search warrant obtained by CBS 5, authorities were initially called to the home on reports of a murder-suicide. After investigating, however, detectives wrote that they may possibly be dealing with three murders.
“There was possible evidence that the deaths were not necessarily a murder suicide and possibly a triple murder,” the search warrant stated.
The search warrant was written days after the deaths, but Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar reportedly confirmed that the case is still active and open and that the FBI is accepting tips.
Along with family members, Salazar said earlier this year that he, too, wasn’t ready to claim the family’s deaths were caused by murder-suicide, despite the medical examiner’s rulings.
“No one, not ONE person who knew Nichol, can tell you she was capable of killing her girls,” Nichols friend, Vanessa Cardona, told CrimeOnline earlier this year.
Wheeler reportedly told police he was away from home on the night the trio died and stated he found them deceased when he returned to the residence. Authorities said he’s been cooperative in the investigation so far.
Although Wheeler has been the centerpiece of suspicion among some of Nichol’s friends, his lawyer, Therese Huntzinger, said she welcomed the help of the FBI in order to prove Wheeler didn’t have anything to do with the deaths.
“I don’t think that anyone would want anything but a quick resolution to this investigation, including our client,” Huntzinger said on Tuesday. “We welcome bringing it to a close as quickly as possible. If it takes the FBI getting involved to help the sheriff get that done, then we’re for it.”
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[Feature Photo: Nichol Olsen and daughters/Instagram]