WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A retired suburban New York police officer and his two teenage daughters were found dead at their home Feb. 21 in what police are calling “an unfathomable tragedy.”
Police responded about 3:50 p.m. to a report of “a suspicious incident” at the residence in the Westchester County village of Harrison, about 20 miles northeast of Manhattan, Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini said in a videotaped interview at the scene, posted on The Journal News.
Marraccini did not provide any details on the circumstances surrounding the deaths. He said police found Glen Hochman, 52, and two teenage girls dead. He said police don’t believe Hochman’s wife and the couple’s oldest daughter were home at the time of the deaths.
The White Plains Police Department, where Hochman had worked for 22 years before retiring recently, also provided no information on the circumstances surrounding the three deaths.
White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong said in a statement: “The department is shocked and horrified by the news of this unfathomable tragedy. We can only pray for the family. Officer Hochman served this department and the city of White Plains with honor and integrity.”
Hochman last year won his department’s life-saving award for keeping an unresponsive man alive until paramedics arrived.
On the Harrison Central School District website, Superintendent Louis N. Wool said the district mourns the deaths of high school senior Alissa Hochman and her younger sister Deanna Hochman “both lost to incomprehensible tragedy.”
Neighbors of the Hochmans described the family as kind and helpful. Howard Hollander told The Journal News that Alissa once worked at Powell Catering in Harrison.
“They were both sweet girls,” Hollander said.