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Police Say Man Slayed Wife, Children Before Killing Self

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Police in the Westchester County Village of Pleasantville are providing more information on the incident that led to the deaths of four individuals.
The bodies of 46-year-old Chaun-Kai Liu, his wife, 42-year-old Dorothy, and two children, 7-year-old Tennyson and 4-year-old Adeline were discovered at their home on Romer Avenue Thursday.
 Police say Mr. Liu, who was known in the community as Tom, used a knife to kill his wife and children before taking his own life. Authorities have not determined a motive and a final report from the medical examiner has not yet been released.
 Police say there were no reports of domestic violence at the family home but added Mr. Liu was “under a considerable amount of stress.” An investigation is ongoing.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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