SAN DIEGO – Homicide detectives found the bodies of two women believed to be in their 40s and a teenager at a home in Rancho Santa Fe Monday, authorities confirmed.
Deputies were conducting a welfare check after they received a 911 call about a possible child abuse situation at a home in the 17100 block of Via de la Valle just before noon Monday, Lt. Ken Nelson said.
After spotting one of the lifeless women through a window, the deputies forced entry and found the other two bodies in separate rooms, Lt. Nelson told reporters. It was unclear how the three died, though they each had suffered "obvious trauma,'' Nelson said. He declined to elaborate.
"We are still trying to determine a motive,'' the lieutenant told news crews. "We're still trying to determine a relationship.''
Investigators were "fairly confident'' there were "no other suspects outstanding in this case,'' he said.
FOX 5 learned that 59-year-old Michael Arya owned the home. A family friend and Sheriff's confirmed he died recently.
Family friend Cyrus Monziadeh said Arya left behind a girlfriend who still lived at the home.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause and manner of the deaths.
The decedants' names were withheld pending family notification.