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A decorated Upstate New York policeman of 22 years who only retired last month murdered his two teenage daughters before killing himself inside their family home on Saturday afternoon, authorities say.
Glen Hochman, 52, who only left the force in January, is believed to have killed daughters Alissa Hochman, 17, and Deanna Hochman, 13, inside the family's Westchester County house,The Journal News reported.
He then committed suicide.
The three were were found dead about 3.50pm inside their home in the village of Harrison, about 20 miles northeast of Manhattan.
Dead: Glen Hochman, 52, a police officer of 22 years who only retired in January, is believed to have murdered his two daughters Deanna Hochman, 13 (center) and Alissa Hochman, 17, on Saturday afternoon
Scene: Police arrived at this home at 1 Adelphi Avenue in the Westchester County village of Harrison on Saturday night to find Glen Hochman, 52, a former local cop, and his two teen daughters dead
Family torn apart: Glen Hochman is seen here with with his wife Anamarie (back right), his two victims, daughters Alissa and Deanna (front) and eldest daughter Samantha (right). Anamarie and Samantha were not home at the time of the tragedy, police have confirmed
911: Police were called to the home - about 20 miles northeast of Manhattan - at 3.50pm Saturday
Killed: Alissa Hochman, 17, a senior at Harrison High School, and Deanna Hochman, 13, were found dead, along with their father, on Saturday afternoon
Police have confirmed that Anamarie Hochman, Glen Hochman's wife, and Samantha Hochman, the couple's oldest daughter, were not at home at the time of the incident.
It is unclear how Hochman and his two children died, however WABC are reporting Hochman shot his two girls and then himself.
The network also reported that Hochman and his wife had been having marital issues.
A heavy police presence surrounded the home at 1 Adelphi Ave. and worked at the scene through the night.
White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong released a statement identifying the former officer as Hochman, and called the deaths 'an unfathomable tragedy'.
Chong told The News Journal the department are 'shocked and horrified by the news'.
'We can only pray for the family,' he said.
Investigation: Police are trying to establish what drove Glen Hochman - seen here with his wife Anamarie - to murder his two daughters, before killing himself
Murder-suicide: Investigators worked through the night on Saturday inside the home
Victims: Deanna Hochman, 13 (left), and her sister Alissa Hochman, 17, a senior at Harrison High School, were murdered by their father on Saturday, police say
Presence: A large amount of police stormed the house and shut off nearby streets on Saturday
'Officer Hochman served this department and the city of White Plains with honor and integrity for over 22 years.'
Chong added that Hochman had been presented with the White Plains Police Department Lifesaving Award in May.
In a statement, a Harrison school official says the deaths of students Alissa Hochman and younger sister Deanna Hochman is an 'incomprehensible tragedy.'
She says the school would open Sunday to assist students and families.