Texas Teen Killed Family Thinking They Would Eat Him

Cesar Olalde, an 18-year-old teenager, stands accused of brutally murdering his parents and two siblings in Nash, Texas, in May. This week came with answers to questions on what could have been his motive as court documents reveal that the troubled teen believed his family was planning to “eat him.”

The tragic incident happened on May 23 when authorities responded to a distress call reporting multiple casualties and a person barricaded inside a residence. Upon arrival, officers discovered the lifeless bodies of Olalde’s parents, Reuben Olalde and Aida Garcia, as well as his older sister, Lisbet Olalde, and his five-year-old brother, Oliver Olalde. 

All four victims were found in the bathroom of the family home, suggesting to investigators that they had been moved there after being shot at various locations within the house.

According to an arrest affidavit, police received a call from Cesar while he was barricaded inside the home. During the conversation, the distraught teen confessed to pulling the trigger and shooting his own family. After intense negotiations, law enforcement officers managed to convince Olalde to surrender peacefully.

Inside the residence, officers found numerous spent cartridge casings and evidence of blood spatter on multiple surfaces. 

A colleague of Lisbet, Joseph Flieder, had reportedly become concerned when she failed to show up for work that day. Accompanied by a family member, Flieder went to the residence and attempted to make contact by knocking on the door. Receiving no response, they made the difficult decision to enter the house.

The duo’s entrance led to a confrontation with Olalde, who allegedly pointed a gun at Flieder multiple times and wielded a knife.

During subsequent police interviews, Flieder revealed that the teenager asserted that he had taken the lives of his family members out of fear that they were cannibals plotting to consume him. 

While officers continue to investigate the case, a neighbor of the family, Robert Ward, spoke highly of the victims, describing them as “extremely nice” individuals. Olalde, who had plans to pursue a career in plumbing through an apprentice program, was remembered by Ward as “such a good kid.”

Olalde, facing charges of capital murder, remains in custody on a $10 million bond.