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Mom-of-five nurse, 45, is shot dead in her front yard in murder-suicide by her 46-year-old boyfriend and her heartbroken family say there 'were no signs of domestic violence'

 Five children from the same Texas family are in mourning after their mother was shot dead in a cold blooded murder-suicide.

Nurse Kristen Slack, 45, from Universal City just outside of San Antonio was killed on Saturday morning by her boyfriend Todd Danhof having been shot multiple times.

Slack was found dead on the front lawn of a home in Schertz, northeast of the city, while Danhof, was found dead inside by police. 

Kristen Slack, 45, who was a nurse from San Antonio, Texas was shot dead on Saturday

Kristen Slack, 45, who was a nurse from San Antonio, Texas was shot dead on Saturday

The family are at a loss to explain what triggered the shooting and are grieving their mother

The family are at a loss to explain what triggered the shooting and are grieving their mother 

Police believe the 46-year-old killed Slack before shooting himself as officers approached the home to investigate.


The family are at a loss to explain what triggered the shooting and say that Slack had not been in a relationship with Danhof for very long. They saw no indications of possible violence. 

Schertz police are now investigating the case in an attempt to work out what led to the tragedy. 

'She was a good person,' said Susan Dolgener, Slack's older sister to KSAT. She was informed of her sibling's death by the police. 'She was very caring. She did exceptionally well with Alzheimer's. She had this voice where she would always say, "It is ok."' 

Slack's son, Christian Gonzalez said, 'She was a very empathetic person. Easy to relate to. A people person. It is just terrible because he took her away from all of her children and I feel like crap dealing with it and I can't imagine how my younger siblings feel.'

Slack's son, Christian Gonzalez said, 'She was a very empathetic person. Easy to relate to. A people person. It is just terrible because he took her away from all of her children and I feel like crap dealing with it and I can't imagine how my younger siblings feel.'

Slack's boyfriend, Todd Danhof, 46, killed her on Saturday morning on the front lawn of a home

Slack's boyfriend, Todd Danhof, 46, killed her on Saturday morning on the front lawn of a home

'None of this makes any sense. Nothing adds up. I don't think anybody is prepared to ever hear those words, "Murder suicide." It doesn't feel like it is real.' 

Her oldest son, Christian Gonzales, described Slack as a very loving mother. 

'She was a very empathetic person. Easy to relate to. A people person. It is just terrible because he took her away from all of her children and I feel like crap dealing with it and I can't imagine how my younger siblings feel.

Gonzales had not met the boyfriend but said his mother seemed happy with her life.

Police were quickly on the scene of the Saturday shooting but neither person could be saved

Police were quickly on the scene of the Saturday shooting but neither person could be saved

Slack was a nurse and mother to five children of varying ages

Slack was a nurse and mother to five children of varying ages

Photos of the family show Slack to be an engaged mother who doted on her children

Photos of the family show Slack to be an engaged mother who doted on her children

Slack can be posing with her children in various photographs released by the family

Slack can be posing with her children in various photographs released by the family

'The last times I messaged her, she just seemed happy with him and praised him and wanted me to meet him,' Gonzales said. 'That is why none of this makes any sense.' 

'You take for granted people in your life. You think they are always going to be there and don't think events like this is going to happen. You have to cherish every moment with people because you never know when they will be taken away from you. 

'I have no ill-will towards Todd's family. I know they are going to have to live with what he did. We just have to stay strong and be there for each other as we get through this,' Gonzales added.

'She was a good person,' said Susan Dolgener,Slack's older sister.'She was very caring. She did exceptionally well with Alzheimer's. She had this voice where she would always say, "It is ok."'

'She was a good person,' said Susan Dolgener,Slack's older sister.'She was very caring. She did exceptionally well with Alzheimer's. She had this voice where she would always say, "It is ok."'

Kristen Slack, 45,
Mother-of-five, Kristen Slack, 45,

Kristen Slack, 45, was killed Saturday morning by her boyfriend at a home in Shertz, Texas

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