LAKE CITY - A woman who hoped to become a nurse and her fiance were among three people found dead in a rural Calhoun County house Friday, according to a relative.
Paige Gallo and Luke Schleisman lived in the house at 1631 400th St., according to Gallo's grandmother, JoAnn Alspach, of Lohrville. They were to be married on July 16, 2011, she said.
The identity of the third person could not be obtained Saturday. Dispatchers at the Calhoun County sheriff's office said Saturday afternoon that there was no additional information to release on the incident.
The sheriff's office said deputies were called to the house early Friday morning in response to a possible disturbance and found three bodies. Investigators haven't released any details of what happened, and the cause of the three deaths has not been revealed.
Gallo's friends quickly established a RIP Paige Gallo page on Facebook. In the description of the page, its administrators wrote that she was murdered.
Alspach used the words ''vitality, vim and vigor'' to describe her granddaughter.
She said Gallo had a very outgoing and charismatic personality.
''She didn't meet a person who was not her friend,'' Alspach said.
She said Gallo was born in Alabama and moved to Iowa with her family when she was about a year old. Gallo went to elementary school in Carroll. Her family later moved to Council Bluffs, where she attended junior and senior high school.
On June 7, she started classes at the Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College to become a certified nurse's aide. Alspach said her granddaughter hoped to eventually become a registered nurse.
''She would have been a wonderful nurse,'' Alspach said.
On the RIP Paige Gallo Facebook page, Alspach wrote a message addressed to her granddaughter.
''Remember how I frowned when you wanted to have wings tattooed on your shoulders?'' she wrote. ''Now God has given you your very own wings and I know they must fit just perfectly.''
Schleisman graduated from Southern Cal Senior High School, Lake City, in 2008. He was a running back and linebacker on the school's football team.
On his Facebook page, he indicated that he was an agriculture student at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. College officials were unable to confirm that Saturday.
The deaths remain under investigation by the Calhoun County sheriff's office, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Calhoun County attorney's office.
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