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Vail community mourns loss of mother and daughter

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VAIL - Friends and neighbors are reacting to the death of a mother and daughter who were murdered over the weekend.

Pima County Sheriff's Department said Hernando Enriquez has been charged with killing his wife and daughter, and the attempted murder of his son. 

The community of Vail is mourning the loss of 43-year-old Sandra Enriquez and her 15-year-old daughter Isabelle.

Their bodies were found inside their home.

According to friends Sandra loved her family, and her friends.

She was a Pilate’s teacher and trained horses.

A friend who identified herself as Mary is heartbroken over the loss.

"She had a strong belief in God.  She was a missionary at one point in her life she wanted to make sure everyone had a belief in God.  She carried that very close to her."

Sandra home-schooled her children; her friend said Sandra and her daughter Isabelle were very close. She said the two would often go on trail rides.

Mary recalled one instance where she applied for a job that required her to run a mile and a half she needed to get in shape so she hired Sandra.

"She was so dedicated to see me succeed that she applied for the job so she could take the run with me so she could run next to me and make sure that I ran it and I ran it in two minutes over the time I needed to run."

Charmaine Maurer said she was staying across the street and was there on Friday night when the incident occurred. "It’s totally tragic and my heart hurts for the family. I see family members going in and out of the house and it's very sad when i sit here and watch it. It breaks my heart."

Both father and son remain hospitalized.

Vail school officials confirm he attends school in the district, and today crisis counselors along with school psychologists were helping students and staff .

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