Questions remain about the deaths of a family of four after their bodies were discovered early Tuesday morning at their Skyline home. But according to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune, parents Alfredo and Georgina Pimienta, ages 44 and 36 respectively, planned for their own deaths, and the deaths of their daughters, Priscilla, 17, and Emily, 7, based on evidence found in their home.
“We have writings found in the home from each of the parents,” police Capt. Jim Collins told the paper. “This event was probably planned by both of them. What role each played we are still trying to determine.”
The family was found dead under suspicious circumstances at their home on Tuesday by a relative who said that Alfredo Pimienta had asked him to meet to "discuss business." Initial reports said that the family all; the bodies of Alfredo, Priscilla, and Emily Pimienta were discovered in the backyard pool of the home, while Georgina was found in the bathtub.
However, autopsies performed on the bodies are as of yet inconclusive, and cause-of-death rulings have not been made. Toxicology screenings on the family could take anywhere from 30 to 90 days to complete, an investigator with the Medical Examiner's Office said.
Late Tuesday, police announced that they found evidence indicating that the incident was a murder-suicide, though no motive or suspect had been established.
It has now been reported that the family was facing extreme financial troubles. Alfredo owned a tow-truck business.
Priscilla was a student at High Tech High in Point Loma. She was set to graduate in June. Emily attended Valencia Park Elementary School.
City News Service contributed to this story.