Cause of Death Revealed After Family of Three Found Dead in Mansion

A shocking incident unfolded in a Massachusetts mansion, where a family of three was found dead last Thursday. The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office confirmed on Tuesday that the deaths of Rakesh Kamal, his wife Teena, and their daughter Arianna were the result of a murder-suicide.

Rakesh Kamal, 57, is suspected of shooting his wife Teena, 54, and their 18-year-old daughter Arianna before taking his own life in their expansive Dover residence. The weapon used, a .40-caliber Glock 22, was found at the scene but was not registered to Rakesh, according to officials.

District Attorney Michael Morrissey had initially referred to the incident as a “domestic violence situation,” noting that there was no evidence of an external party’s involvement. However, he refrained from labeling the incident as a murder-suicide until autopsies were conducted by the medical examiner.

The grim discovery was made by a relative who visited the 11-bedroom, 13-bathroom mansion after being unable to contact any family members. The mansion, valued at approximately $5.45 million, was still adorned with Christmas lights as police cordoned off the area the following day.

Arianna, a neuroscience freshman at Middlebury College in Vermont, was home for the winter break when the tragedy occurred. The Kamal family was reportedly facing financial difficulties prior to the incident, as per records reviewed.

The Kamals’ 19,000-square-foot estate had gone into foreclosure a year prior and was sold to Wilsondale Associates LLC, a Massachusetts-based company, for $3 million. The family had purchased the home in 2019 for $4 million.

Teena Kamal, who had co-founded an education systems company called EduNova with her husband, filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in September 2022, citing liabilities between $1 million and $10 million. However, the case was dismissed two months later due to inadequate documentation. EduNova, established in 2016, was dissolved in December 2021.

According to District Attorney Morrissey, there were no previous reports of domestic issues involving the family. He expressed his condolences to the Kamal family during a press briefing, highlighting the unfortunate increase in domestic violence incidents during the holiday season.