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Friends cast doubt on suicide ruling in Anaqua Springs deaths

Nichol Olsen, 37, was found shot to death along with her daughters, Alexa, 16, and London, 10.

SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says it's too early to determine who killed two young girls inside a luxury home last week in the Anaqua Springs Ranch subdivision near Boerne.

Nichol Olsen, 37, was found shot to death alongside her daughters, Alexa, 16, and London, 10, this past Thursday. The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the girls' deaths as homicides and Olsen’s death as suicide. But during a news conference on Monday, the sheriff emphasized that the investigation remains ongoing.

"We can't just say, 'Oh, well then she must've been the one that did this to these two little girls,'" Sheriff Salazar said. "We still have to go out and find out who it was that killed these two young ladies."

The same goes for the suicide ruling.

"Our investigation may concur with the medical examiner," the sheriff said. "Or we may find something through the course of our investigation that may change that finding all together. At this point, it’s just too early to tell."

Sheriff Salazar wanted to make clear that his office is still looking at surveillance video, GPS data, social media posts, cell phone records, and even appealed to the public to come forward with any information that may help detectives in the case.

"They may have a screenshot in their possession of some of the social media use by at least one of the decedents in this case," Salazar said.

As news of the shootings started spreading late last week, Nichol Olsen’s friends began using their own social media accounts to defend the mother and hair stylist.

Jaclyn Galbraith wasn't just Nichol's customer. She was her friend and the interior designer for her home. The same home in Anaqua Springs Ranch where Nichol, Alexa, and London were found dead.

"As soon as the news hit the headlines, and we heard about it, my immediate thought was murder," Galbraith said. "No way would I ever think suicide."

Galbraith and others we spoke to wanted to make it clear that Nichol was no killer. They also say she was not suicidal.

"There's no way she would ever do this to her daughters," Galbraith told us. "And not to herself."

They say it's not that they're not in denial.

"We know she didn't do it," Galbraith said. "It's that easy. Her girls were everything to her. And I just need everyone to know that she is a woman that is so strong and so fierce and would do anything to protect her girls."

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