AG: Mother, two children found dead in Northfield home died of gunshot wounds


Aug. 5 – Autopsies performed on the bodies of a woman and two children found Wednesday at a Northfield home show the victims died from single gunshot wounds, officials said Thursday evening.

The victims, identified as Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and her sons Benjamin Sweeney, and Mason Sweeney, 1, were found dead at their home at 56 Wethersfield Drive, Northfield, around 11:33 a.m. Wednesday.

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Autopsies performed by chief medical examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval ruled their deaths to be homicides, the attorney general said in a release issued at 8:32 p.m.

“At this point in the investigation, investigators have identified all parties involved and there is no threat to the general public,” officials said in a statement. “The investigation remains active and ongoing and additional information will be released as it becomes available, while protecting the integrity of the investigation.”

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Department spokesman Michael Garrity said no arrest warrants have been issued in the case.

The victims’ home remained a center of activity on Thursday.

The state police’s Major Crime Unit was outside 56 Wethersfield Drive all day Thursday.

On Thursday, a gray or silver Ford F-150 was seen being removed from the accident site with a flatbed trailer, but no information was shared about why.

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