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Murder-suicide suspect who allegedly killed wife and teen daughter in million-dollar home was under investigation for stealing thousands from clients

Neighbor says the suspect hinted at an uncertain future for his family

The New York property manager who killed his wife and daughter in an apparent murder-suicide was under investigation for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars at the time of his death.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Steven Dym, 56, killed his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself at the family’s million-dollar home in upscale Westchester County. He reportedly shot each of them in the chest before shooting himself in the head.

A cleaning worker reportedly found the bodies of Dym, his wife Loretta, 50, and his 18-year-old daughter Caroline (pictured above) on Friday. Dym’s older son had already left for his freshman year of college in California.

Police have not yet revealed a motive for the apparent murder-suicide, but the New York Post reports that Dym is believed to have been facing financial and legal problems at the time of his death, and he spoke vaguely about the family’s future in regard to the pending sale of their home.

The suspect worked as a property manager for his father’s business and had been accused of taking $22,000 from a client. He reportedly refused to turn over financial records connected to the allegations.

“We don’t know what happened to the books,” attorney Richard Walsh, who is probing the alleged theft, told the New York Post. “We don’t know how much money is missing and we were in active discovery.”

This is not the first time Dym has been accused of mishandling client funds. Five years ago, a co-op board at a SoHo property found that Dym had allegedly taken thousands of dollars from client accounts. He reportedly settled for $50,000.

The family put their Pound Ridge home on the market for $1.7 million earlier this summer, and the house was reportedly in contract at the time of the grisly killings.

But friends who saw Dym in recent weeks said he had been oddly vague about the family’s plans for the home.

“Not only did he not know where he was going, but he didn’t even know if he was going,” a neighbor told the New York Post.

 

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