A top New York City cancer doctor killed her 4-month-old baby before committing suicide on Saturday, according to reports.
Dr. Krystal Cascetta, 40, was an oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital.
The doctor shot her baby and then turned the gun on herself Saturday morning.
Medics were called to Dr. Cascetta’s home at least twice this summer before she took her and her child’s life.
According to a report from The Mirror, Cancer Doctor Cascetta’s parents were inside the home at the time of the suicide and the killing of her baby.
New York State Police said that “the scene is consistent with a murder/suicide.”
Police said someone from inside Dr. Cascetta’s home dialed 911.
Cascetta’s husband, 37-year-old Tim Talty, was not home during the incident.
The New York Post reported:
Cops were called to the home of Dr. Krystal Cascetta at least twice before she shot dead her 4-month-old daughter and fatally turned the gun on herself, an upstate neighbor told The Post on Sunday — as it surfaced the oncologist’s parents were in the house at the time of the slay-suicide horror.
“They had ambulances and police come to their house two, maybe three times this summer. At least twice,” recalled neighbor Bob Stuart, 71, who lives near the 40-year-old cancer doctor’s million-dollar home in Somers, Westchester County. “I saw the police and ambulances arrive.”
According to an online registry, the infant was only four and a half months old at the time of death.
Police sources also said the baby was a girl and the Doctor’s only child.
Dr. Cascetta’s husband founded a line of protein bars named Talty Bars.
The couple previously lived in Brooklyn and purchased the home on Granite Springs Road in Somers.
A bio of Dr. Cascetta on the Talty Bars website described how she always planned to be a doctor and began focusing on oncology after a friend of her mother’s died of breast cancer.
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Somers said in a statement:
“A preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 7 am, Krystal Cascetta entered her child’s room and shot her baby, and then turned the gun on herself. The scene is consistent with a murder/suicide. Dr. Krystal Cascetta was a renowned oncologist for Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.”