A woman and her 7-year-old daughter were found dead this week inside a nearly $1.8 million home in ritzy Westport, Conn. — and sources say investigators are probing the case as a possible double-homicide, according to officials and local reports.
Authorities responded to the Lyndale Park home around 4 p.m. Thursday for a report of an unresponsive female, according to the local police department.
The woman was pronounced dead inside the home, cops said. As officers searched the house further, they found the young girl, who was also deceased, police said. Their names were not immediately released.
The deaths are being probed as a possible double-homicide, police sources told The Connecticut Post and WTNH.
“The Westport Police is in the beginning stages of this investigation and is being assisted by the State Police Major Crimes Unit,” authorities said in a statement. “This appears to be an isolated incident and we do not believe that there is any active threat to the community.”
Westport Police Lt. David Wolf could not provide any additional information on the case when contacted by the Post on Friday, citing the ongoing investigation.
The large, two-story home is about two miles north of Westport’s downtown, sitting on the corner of Lyndale Park, a private drive, and Weston Road, just off Route 15, according to the Connecticut Post. The front of the property is surrounded by a cut stone wall, topped with a wrought iron fence.
The home last sold for $515,000 in July of 2010, according to public records.
An assessment earlier this month determined that the current market value is $1,768,000.
In a Thursday night email sent to parents whose kids are in the local school district, Westport Schools Superintendent Thomas Scarice said the district was informed “of the untimely and tragic loss of one of our parents and her beloved daughter,” the outlet said.
“There are no words that could console the sense of sorrow we feel by this unspeakable tragedy,” Scarice wrote. “We want to express our deepest condolences to all those impacted by this heartbreaking loss.”
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