The officer responding to a 911 call at one of Houston’s hippest high-rises expected the worst. After all, domestic violence situations can be unpredictable. But nothing could’ve prepared him for what he found: a beautiful woman drenched in blood . . . an older man lying dead on the floor . . . and a cobalt blue suede stiletto with tufts of white hair stuck to its five-and-a-half-inch heel.
With her stunning looks, magnetic personality, and erratic behavior, Ana Trujillo had a notorious reputation on the downtown Houston scene. She spoke often of occult powers, though few knew how deeply she believed such boasts. Stefan Andersson was a gentle soul, a Swedish transplant with a good career and trusted friends, who was desperate to find someone special. Theirs is a story of obsession, madness, and tragedy. Because once Stefan fell head over heels for Ana, he was under her control—and he didn’t have a chance in hell.
Below is a short iPhone video of Ana Trujillo and Stefan Andersson on a sunny day in Hermann Park in 2012. Listen to their voices. It offers a true insight into their relationship. He obviously didn't know the video was recording, and he's apologizing for not taking the photo faster. Listen to how gentle his voice is, catering to her. And at this point, before all became so insane, she tries to reassure him. Perhaps this is the Ana he fell in love with, before he understood how twisted she'd become.
Stefan Andersson lived in a sophisticated highrise in one of Houston's poshest neighborhoods. A brilliant scientist he lectured to medical students, yet had a well-known fascination with beautiful women in stiletto heels.
A suburban wife and mother, a successful business woman, Ana Trujillo threw it all away for cocktails and nightlife, then became fascinated with black magic.
In the daytime, Ana worked as a masseuse, but her evenings were very different.
At parties, she showed up dressed, then shed her clothes to be body painted and model for the crowds, as in the photo below. (Both photos courtesy of James Jimenez)
Before long, Ana relied on her sexuality, using men for what they would give her, and despising them for it.
On the night she killed Stefan Andersson, Ana Trujillo had the Tarot book in her purse open to the Death Card