The family of one of the victims involved in a possible murder-suicide say they believe their loved one was shot to death by a possessive ex-boyfriend.
The Brazos County Sheriff's Office hasn't yet ruled the deaths of Chance Allen Schneider, 22, and Ashley Lenz, 20, as a murder-homicide, but Ashley's family says they already know the truth.
"There's no other explanation. I know my daughter. She would have never done this. I know my daughter," said Nancy Lenz, Ashley's mother.
As soon as Ashley's family found out about her death, they started thinking about subtle warning signs.
"I don't really need to know what the police have to say. I know for a fact, I know she didn't hurt herself," said Nancy who believes that Schneider shot Lenz, and then took his own life.
"He was very possessive and controlling and very jealous. He always tried to tell her what she could wear and where she could go, what friends she could hang out with. I don't know why they dragged out so long," Nancy said.
Ashley was in a relationship with Chance for several years.
"You were my best friend, and I don't know what I'm going to do. I don't know what I'm going to do without you," said Nancy.
From a mother who lost her only daughter, Nancy wants people involved in abusive relationships to know to get out before it's too late.
"Don't let anybody control your life. It's your life. You do what you want to do, what makes you happy."
The family has set up an account at First Convenience Bank at the Walmart located in Bryan to help pay for funeral expenses.
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