Police Say Man Slayed Wife, Children Before Killing Self | WAMC

Police Say Man Slayed Wife, Children Before Killing Self

Dec 7, 2019

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.