PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — Two Placerville women were found together in their bed, shot to death before their home was burned to their ground.

Ron Hague will never understand why someone would want his sister Carolyn to die like this.

“My sister was a good woman,” he said. “I’ve been going over my mind why didn’t the fire alarms go off.”

Firefighters discovered the bodies of Carolyn Hague and her girlfriend Crystal Ann Ward after putting out the flames that engulfed their Placerville home on Friday.

Both were found in their bed. Three days later, Ron would learn they had been shot to death.

“I don’t know why anybody would want to kill my sister,” he said.

Carolyn worked for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District and served as Crystal’s bookkeeper for her ranch, where Crystal bred and trained animals.

They had been together for more than two years.

“They were, I found out yesterday, they were having problems,” Ron said. “They were fighting. Not physical, but they were fighting.”

Ron believes what happened inside the home that deadly night was no random crime, but he says he’ll leave investigators to solve the case.

He never got to say goodbye to his younger sister, but he’s glad he told Carolyn how he felt in their last conversation hours before her death.

“‘I love you,’ and it kind of got to her, because she had a hard time saying that to me,” he said.

The couple’s caretaker, who watches over the property, is the one who discovered the home on fire. Ron says she couldn’t call 911 immediately, because of poor cell service.


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