Tracy Do Bio/Wiki
The medical examiner’s office confirmed on Friday that the Connecticut mother named Tracy Do and her 7-year-old daughter who were found dead in their mansion perished in an apparent murder-suicide.
Tracy Do of affluent Westport sustained self-inflicted “sharp-force” injuries to her chest and extremities, while Layla Malon drowned, according to the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Tracy Do was 46 years old and her daughter was 7 years old.
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After first responders were alerted to a report about an unresponsive woman, both were located inside their home at Lyndale Park and Weston Road at around 4 p.m. Thursday, Westport police said.
Tracy Do was discovered first, followed by a search of the residence and the discovery of her daughter, both of whom were already dead, according to authorities.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas said, “This is a horrible tragedy, and the police department is keeping the family as well as the community that was so deeply affected by this in our thoughts and prayers,”
Court documents portray a picture of a tumultuous last year for the family, with much litigation between Do and her longstanding partner, the father of Layla and another girl who also resides at the Lyndale Park home, according to police.
Do sue her partner for custody of their children last fall, as well as another suit for breach of contract, alleging that she worked for her partner’s company without pay for years and that he promised to give her and the children a home in Westport if their relationship ended, according to court records.
The deaths of the pair are still being investigated by police. According to court documents, Do was involved in a protracted legal struggle with her ex-husband, Eric John Malon, over the opulent property.
According to court documents, the feuding former couple was supposed to appear at a remote court hearing in their legal battle on Friday morning.
According to Connecticut Superior Court filings, Do, whose lifeless body was discovered alongside her daughter at the $1.8 million Westport mansion, sued Malon, her children’s father, in October to keep her and her children in the house. In April, Malon retaliated by filing his own case against Do.
Malon ordered that Do “vacate the premises” of the enormous, two-story property he owns on Lyndale Park and Weston Road, alleging that she had failed to pay him $10,000 in rent each month.
Do sue Malon in a second case, alleging that he broke a promise to buy her a property in the lovely town and to “take care” of her financially if their relationship ended.
According to court records, the former couple had never married but had two children together named Layla and Alexis Malon, a 13-year-old daughter.