In a devastating turn of events, a renowned cancer specialist and her baby have been found dead in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide. Dr. Krystal Cascetta, a 40-year-old Hematology-Oncology specialist at Mount Sinai in New York City, tragically took her own life and that of her infant in their Westchester County home. The incident occurred on Saturday morning in the town of Somers, leaving the community shocked and grieving.
The heartbreaking incident unfolded in the baby’s bedroom at approximately 7 a.m., according to local authorities. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that the scene is consistent with a murder-suicide. While the police have not yet released the age and gender of the baby, online information suggests that Cascetta was due to give birth in March of this year. The details surrounding this tragic event are still emerging, leaving many questions unanswered.
Dr. Cascetta’s husband, Tim Talty, requested privacy during this difficult time. The couple got married in Brooklyn in 2019. It remains unclear if they have any other children.
Dr. Cascetta dedicated her medical career to specializing in breast cancer treatment. She received her degree from Albany Medical College, where she was recognized for her exceptional clinical care, leadership, compassion, and commitment to service. Described as an avid runner and fitness enthusiast, Cascetta’s passion for medicine was evident from a young age, as she would often be found tending to her dolls, wrapping them in gauze.
In addition to her medical career, Dr. Cascetta’s husband, Tim Talty, runs his own energy bar company called the Talty Bar. He often shared on social media how his wife’s scientific expertise and medical knowledge helped shape the development of their product. The couple’s love and support for each other were evident in their online presence, with Talty expressing his admiration for Cascetta and their wedding day being described as “so special.”
The tragic loss of Dr. Krystal Cascetta and her baby has left a void in the medical community and the hearts of those who knew her. As the investigation into this devastating murder-suicide continues, friends, family, and colleagues are left grappling with the unimaginable loss.