Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Murder-suicide claims mom, 2 daughters in Syracuse
Syracuse » Cops say motive of shooter, who just broke up with fiance, unclear.

< Previous Page

Kirby described the deaths as "shocking."

"She was a really fun person; that’s what’s so confusing," Kirby said. "She had such a bubbly, fun personality."

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Kirby said she occasionally went to his house with her fiance to watch football. There were no serious problems in Ramsdell-Olivia’s life, as far as he knew: he’d heard "great" things about her family in California and she was financially secure. She threw an ocean-themed birthday party for Isabella just last week, he said.

"Everybody looked happy and fine," he said. "Then I started seeing posts on Facebook that they’re breaking up, and that was a shock. Then all of a sudden this happens?"

Bergen is a child care worker and began watching Kenadee more than a decade ago. Later, she watched Isabella, as well. She said Kenadee was "an awesome swimmer" and Isbella loved to dance and "sing her lungs out." Bergen said she had not seen the family in recent months.

Grief counselors were dispatched Wednesday to the schools the girls had just begun attending, Davis School District spokesman Chris Williams confirmed.

"Both of these students had been in school here only a short time, having registered just on January 6, so not a lot of other students knew them," he said.

Williams said that while Isabella Oliva had attended classes for a week at Syracuse Elementary School, her older sister, Kenadee Oliva, had attended only a single day at Syracuse Junior High School.


Twitter: @remims

story continues below

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.