Pound Ridge resident, Steven Dym, was found dead on Friday, August 25, along with his 50-year-old wife Loretta and 18-year-old daughter Caroline in a double-murder-suicide. The three bodies were found inside the 4,600-square foot, five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home at 23 Fox Hill Road by a housekeeper. Dym shot his wife and daughter once in their mid-section with a 12-gauge shotgun before shooting himself in the head, according to an article by the Daily Voice. New developments have emerged since Pound Ridge Police first arrived to the scene on Friday. Here is what we know:
• Dym and his company, Queens-based Gabriel Management Corp., had recently been accused of taking money from properties they managed, according to court documents. They were sued in Supreme Court this time last year for allegedly taking $21,939.75 from a bank account of a property owner he worked with.
18-year-old Caroline Dym, Steven Dym’s daughter.
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• Dym had authorized access to the bank account he took money from, however the lawsuit said the withdrawal made on February 16, 2016, and deposited into another account was unauthorized.
• In July, five months after the withdrawal Dym was notified that the management agreement with Alto Property Managers, who owned at least four properties managed by Dym’s company, was being terminated and was told to turn over all books and records related to their business. He never did, according to the lawsuit, and was sued one month later.
• State police are still investigating the financial issues.
• The Dym property, valued at $1.6 million, had been put on the market on June 7 and was listed at about $1.7 million, according to Lohud.
• The New York Daily News reports the house was sold on Thursday the day before the murders/suicide. It has since been taken off the market.
• A realtor who spoke with Dym six weeks prior to the incident told the New York Post that he was acting “very weird” when asked where the family was moving to and said, “not only did he not know where he was going, but he didn’t even know if he was going.”
• Another episode of violence took place in the house on Nov. 11, 1992, when Dym’s mother, Paula, attacked her husband, Lawrence, with the handle of a hatchet striking him in the head as he slept. Lawrence survived. His wife, who was said to be under stress for a medical condition at the time and was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation.
• Dym’s other child, 20-year-old William, just started his sophomore year at the University of Southern California, but has returned home to New York. Caroline would have been entering her senior year at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich as a golf standout.
State police said on Saturday that they were still interviewing family and friends to determine a motive for the murder-suicide, while the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office conducts autopsies to determine the cause of death for all three victims. A funeral mass for the Dym family will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford on August 30 at 11 a.m.