Two die in apparent murder-suicide in Spring

November 8, 2010 2:29:21 PM PST
Relatives of a mother and daughter are searching for answers following the deaths of their loved ones. Police say the mother killed her daughter then herself. But there are still a lot of questions about how this could've happened and why.

Around 2:30am, deputies were called to a home on Gary Lane near Glen Loch. Inside, authorities found Delissa Facio, 25, suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. Her mother, Yolanda Facio, 47, was dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Delissa was transported to Memorial Herman Hospital in The Woodlands, where she was pronounced dead.

"It's a shock. I'm absolutely blown away," said one neighbor.

Waking up to police cars lined down the street is certainly out of the norm for these people. When they heard why authorities were here, they couldn't believe it.

"I've met the woman before and she's always sweet, always nice," said the neighbor.

Montgomery County investigators say 47-year-old Yolanda Facio stabbed her 25-year-old daughter once in the chest then shot herself in the head.

"It appears at this time it's a murder-suicide," said Lt. Bill Bucks of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Facio's younger daughter, who's also in her 20s, is the one who called for help.

"She woke up to her sister calling for her, so she went out and that's what she found in the hallway. She ran out of the house and called 911," said Lt. Bucks.

During a search of the house, authorities found a letter, making the murder-suicide seemingly premeditated.

"There was a note that referenced funeral arrangements and it was attached to a life insurance policy but there was no note as to why it occurred," Lt Bucks said.

They say beyond that, there was no sign of a fight or struggle. We spoke with the woman's husband who chose not to talk on camera. He did tell us he wasn't home when this was unraveling.

"I never noticed no problems, violence, nothing," said neighbor James Watson.

Neighbors who have known the family for years say the last conversations they had with Facio were all about her new baby boy, only four months old.

"She always said the same thing to me. I'm blessed, I have the baby, we are a very happy family. She was a really nice neighbor," Watson said.

"I just know that it breaks my heart that that child is without a mother," said neighbor Carlos Rincon.

According to Montgomery County, there was no history of family violence. The bodies of Facio and her daughter have been sent to Dallas where autopsies will be performed.


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