Two Women, Teenager Found Dead in Rancho Santa Fe Home

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A home where three people were found dead in Rancho Santa Fe is shown. (Credit: KSWB)

Detectives were investigating the death of three people discovered Monday in a home in the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe community in San Diego County.

Deputies were conducting a welfare check at a home in the 17100 block of Via de la Valle when they discovered the bodies, Lt. Jim Walker with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA’s sister station KSWB.

A 911 call had been placed just before noon regarding a possible child abuse incident at the house, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

When deputies received no answer at the front door, they searched the property and spotted a woman lying on the floor inside the home.

At that point, deputies knocked in the front door and discovered the other two victims, sheriff’s Lt. Kenneth Nelson told the Union-Tribune.

The victims were described only as two women in their 40s and a teenager, the station reported.

Their names were being withheld pending family notification.

The cause of death was undetermined, but Nelson told KSWB each victim suffered “obvious trauma.”

“We are still trying to determine a motive,” the lieutenant said. “We’re still trying to determine a relationship.”

Correction: An earlier version of this article identified the wrong law enforcement agency as a source. It has been updated.

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