Kathleen Dymes, 51, remains hospitalized as authorities await autopsy results on daughter Lacey Carr
The mysterious death of a 6-year-old New York girl on Easter Sunday, with her unconscious mother at her side, has authorities waiting on autopsy results to see if they can piece together what happened.
Police said David Carr, who is the girl’s father and Kathleen Dymes’s ex-husband, placed a 911 call shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday upon discovering both of them unresponsive in a bedroom of the home where Dymes and her daughter Lacey Carr lived, NBC New York reports.
Lacey Carr was in bed; her unresponsive mother was found on the floor next to the bed, according to The Journal News. Dymes, 51, remained hospitalized Tuesday.
David Carr does not live at the home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, which is shared with Dymes’s father, who was there and unharmed, CBS New York reports.
With no clear signs of trauma or carbon monoxide poisoning, investigators don’t know what caused the tragedy.
“You know at this point they will probably do toxicology and that takes a lot longer. So we may not have any results for a while,” detective John Nikitopoulos said.
Dymes, a registered nurse, has twice been disciplined for professional misconduct, according to online records of the New York State Office of Professional Discipline.
In 2002, records show, she was suspended for a year after admitting to diverting Demerol for her personal use from a nursing home where she worked. And in 2012, she was suspended for three months and placed on professional probation for two years after misdemeanors convictions for driving while intoxicated, attempted false written statement and petty larceny, the records show.
Croton-on-Hudson village mayor Leo Wiegman says the family has been a mainstay in the community for years. “Our hearts and prayers go out to all the extended family and all the friends and neighbors as well,” he said.
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