Mother and father planned murder-suicide involving their two young daughters, police say
San Diego police believe that a man and his wife who were found dead this week along with their two young daughters at their Paradise Hills home planned their murder-suicide.
Lt. Ernest Herbert said that notes left in the home indicate that the mother and father were involved, although he declined to say what role each played.
The notes discussed financial problems the family was having and also gave instructions about how funerals were to be planned and family possessions given away.
The father and two daughters were found in the swimming pool, the mother in the bathtub. They were identified as Alfredo, 44, and Georgina Pimienta, 38, and daughters, Priscilla, 17, and Emily, 9.
The father was apparently the last to die. Alfredo Pimienta called someone Tuesday morning to come to the house to discuss a business arrangement. When that person arrived, he discovered the bodies, police said.
The official cause of death has not been determined by the county medical examiner pending completion of toxicology tests.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Medical examiners move the body of an adult found dead with three other family members in a home in the Skyline neighborhood of San Diego. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times