7-Year-Old Connecticut Girl's Death by Drowning Ruled a Murder, Mother Takes Own Life

The Westport Police Department shared details of the recent tragic incident in a neighborhood that include the death of a woman and her daughter. It was ruled as a murder-suicide.

The Westport Police Department released a statement on Facebook concerning the recent happenings in a Westport neighborhood of Connecticut. 

Officers had responded to a distress alert about an unresponsive woman, and after officers went there, they discovered her lifeless body inside her Lyndale Park home.

Photo of a police crime scene tape | Photo: Pexels

Photo of a police crime scene tape | Photo: Pexels

The Police searched the house and then found her 7-year-old daughter. The woman was later identified as Tracy Do and her daughter as Layla.

The pair's bodies were transported to the State Medical Examiner's office, where it was discovered that the little girl had drowned. Her death was ruled as a homicide.

Photo of a police car parked on the road | Photo: Pexels

Photo of a police car parked on the road | Photo: Pexels

Experts examined Tracy's body as well and discovered stab wounds on her torso and extremities. Tracy's death was ruled a suicide. The authorities have since reached out to the community about the tragic incident. 

The Westport Police Detective Bureau and the State Police Western District Major Crimes Unit have continued looking into the situation and evaluating facts surrounding the two deaths. 

The letters also contained her initials and writings that her mental health was affected and her husband was usually absent.

The Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas described the happening as a "horrible tragedy" while the Police kept the community and the deceased's family members in their thoughts. 

Westport superintendent addressed the school community, noting that elementary and preschools would be closed the next day while parents get over the sad situation and seek mental health care. 

The Police remained in Tracy's apartment from last Thursday when the case was unearthed, through Friday, doing further investigations. Authorities relayed that the deaths were an isolated event with no threat to the public. 

Court documents showed that Tracy had a pending legal issue with the homeowner who had initially asked her to move out. The homeowner is said to be Tracy's former romantic partner.

Photo of two police officer walking down the road | Photo: Pexels

Photo of two police officer walking down the road | Photo: Pexels

Earlier this year, officers in West Virginia discovered multiple deaths in a home near Williamsburg. It was relayed that a mom of five murdered her five kids and then killed herself. 

The woman identified as Oreanna Antionette Myers left behind clues in written letters stained with her blood. The letters also contained her initials, as well as writings that her mental health was affected and her husband was usually absent. 

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