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Cleaning woman discovers family's double murder-suicide

A Westchester family was found dead Friday after the father killed his wife and young daughter before turning the gun on himself.
The Dym's Westchester mansion at 23 Fox Hill Road. (Image via Google Maps)
The Dym's Westchester mansion at 23 Fox Hill Road. (Image via Google Maps)

Police are searching for answers after a family was discovered dead in their Westchester mansion by a cleaning woman. In an apparent double murder-suicide, the father murdered his wife and teenage daughter before killing himself.

Authorities reported that Steven Dym, 56, gunned down Loretta Dym, 50, and their 18-year-old daughter Caroline before committing suicide. The bodies were found Friday around 11 a.m. The motive behind the grisly scene is still unknown.

The murders have left the small town of Pound Ridge shell-shocked. "I know this family, I know a lot of people that live in town, I know people that know them. They are heartbroken," Chief David Ryan of the Pound Ridge Police told ABC7. He was one of the first officers to arrive on the scene.

Ryan said he’s seen the town’s locals grow up and is familiar with the area’s residents who described Pound Ridge as a “wonderful family neighborhood” where they never expected the violence to occur.

Now, detectives are working to find the story behind the gruesome event. While the setting appears quiet and picturesque, the family living in a massive mansion surrounded by green space and an in-ground pool, neighbors believe the Dyms were suffering through a rocky marriage, but it is uncetrain whether this was the reason for the father's actions.