BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - The family of the woman who was shot to death in Washington, D.C. yesterday after attempting to drive through a security barricade at the White House is in D.C. today to retrieve her body, and to reunite with the woman's 1-year-old daughter.

The deceased suspect, Miriam Carey, was raised in East New York, before she moved to Connecticut. She has family members currently living in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Sources tell News 12 that the woman had worked in the Bronx as a dental hygienist for eight years at Dental Implants and Periodontics on Pelham Parkway and was last at work on Tuesday.

The office was closed today, but an office manager told News 12 that Carey was a hard-working woman. The office worker said she was in tears when it was discovered that Carey was responsible for yesterday's chaos.

Carey's mother told ABC News that Carey was suffering from postpartum depression after having her baby. Carey's coworker also said Carey suffered from postpartum depression, but said she had been better in recent months.

Dr. Steven Oken, Carey's boss, said she was a hard-working and educated woman. He said he too was shocked when he learned what had happened.

Carey graduated from Hostos Community College in 2002 with an associate's degree in applied science.