Croton Death “Suspicious,” Police Say

Tuesday was a sad day for the Croton-Harmon school community as it learned that one of their students, 6-year-old Lacey Carr, was found dead on Easter Sunday.

Carr’s cause of death has yet to be determined as investigators await a toxicology report. This could take anywhere from one week to a month depending on the testing needed. A statement from Lucian Chalfen, director of communications at the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, also said that the investigation into the death remains active.

An article printed in The Journal News reported that the child and her mother, Kathleen Dymes (who was also unresponsive and remains hospitalized), were found by Lacey’s father, David Carr, and were rushed to the hospital.

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The Journal News also reported that Dymes was a nurse who, in the recent past, was suspended after being convicted of driving while intoxicated, attempting to make a false written statement, and petty larceny.

The school is providing counseling services for parents, students, faculty and staff.

Watch coverage of the investigation from CBS below:

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