A family vacation to a resort in Galveston, Texas ended in tragedy. In the early hours of January 8, police were called to the upscale San Luis Resort and Hotel. Guests in nearby rooms reported “popping sounds” coming from the family’s hotel room. After forcing their way into the room, police officers discovered a horrific scene. A man, two young boys, and a woman had all been shot. Police are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.
The adult male has been identified as 39-year-old Mauricio Canas. The hotel room was registered to 37-year-old Flor De Maria Pineda Canas, who police identified in the room. The names of the couple’s sons, ages 10 and 5, have not been released.
Investigators have not announced a motive for the murder-suicide.
Friends and neighbors of the family are stunned by the news, saying the family was “so nice” and that the mother had “a servant’s heart.”