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2 children, 2 adults found dead in Westchester County home during wellness check; police investigating

Posted at 6:08 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 04:49:19-05

PLEASANTVILLE, NY — Police are investigating after two children and two adults were found dead in a Pleasantville home on Thursday afternoon.

The children were absent from school and local police visited their home around 1:50 p.m. to perform a wellness check, officials said. They found the bodies inside.

"I stand here today representing a community that is reeling," Peter Scherer, mayor of Pleasantville, said.

The Pleasantville School superintendent said the incident impacts everyone since the community is small.

The victims all appear to be members of the same family, police said.

Identifying information and a cause of death have not yet been released.

Grief counselors will be available for students and staff members.