Dead: Cheerleader Aaliyah Johnson, pictured with her cousin Tim, was said to be a very 'humble' and 'sweet' girl
A 55-year-old woman shot dead her husband and teenage daughter and stayed at home with their bodies for three days, according to police.
Regina Johnson, from San Diego, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after the bodies of her husband Reuben, 56, and daughter Aaliyah,14, were discovered on Saturday.
Police believe they had been shot on Wednesday and were lying in the home ever since. They have not yet established a motive.
Reuben Johnson's sister Deborah Spinner told 10News.com
: 'It's like we can't wake up from this nightmare. There are so many questions. Why, why would you do this to Aaliyah? She was a child.'
Neighbors described the family as quiet and said the daughter and her father seemed quite close
Reuben Johnson served in the Navy for 20 years, before retiring in 2009 as a chief petty officer. He had been working as a security guard ever since.
He was a Green Bay fan and would often be seen in packers clothes.
His sister said that Aaliyah was a cheerleader and child model.