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Family of four including two children found dead in home

The scene outside the home of Tom Liu where a family of four where found dead

The murder suicide of a family of four has devastated the small community of Pleasantville, near New York, reports CBS2.

Authorities believe Tom Liu, 46, stabbed his wife Dorothy, 42, and his children Tennyson, 7, and Adeline,4 before killing himself.

“There’s no way to even process it,” said neighbor Louise Beach to CBS2.

NBC New York reports the school district called police after the children failed to show up to school without explanation. Counselors were made available for both students and staff.

“When something like this happens, it’s devastating. It’s worse than anybody can imagine and especially when it’s people you know,” said Brian Skarstad, a family friend and neighbor, said to NBC NY. “It couldn’t be any worse than this.”

Police arrived to the home to do a welfare check and discovered all four bodies.

“While we do not have a motive, interviews indicate that Mr. Liu was under a considerable amount of stress. There are no reports of domestic violence prior to this incident at the home,” Pleasantville Police Chief Erik Grutzner said Friday.

The father worked as a business analyst for a Japanese bank.

The American Psychological Association reports Asian Americans have half the suicide rate of the national average. The group described as a myth the perception that Asian Americans have a suicide rate higher than other racial or ethnic group.s

If you suspect someone has suicidal thoughts, ask them directly. If they say yes, seek help.

Call 1-877-990-8585, Asian LifeNet Hotline (24 hours). (Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese are offered)

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