Quadruple homicide victims identified in NY

Quadruple homicide victims identified in NY

Quadruple homicide victims identified in NY

New York's police chief called the incident the worst act of "savagery" he's seen in four decades on the job.

A property manager made the grim discovery on Tuesday after they found the bodies in the basement apartment, just one day after Christmas.

Police also released photos of the victims, in hopes of getting information from residents that could help find who killed them.

"It feels like somebody has ripped us to shreds", Symes said.

Myers had a 15-year-old son who was out of town on a retreat at the time of the murders.

Isaiah, who wasn't at home at the time of the murders, is now scared that the suspects are 'coming for me next, 'he told the Times Union.

Shanta Myers, 36, is remembered as a sweet, loving mother who had a talent for cooking.

According to the NY Daily News, 36-year-old Shanta Myers and her 22-year-old girlfriend, Brandi Mells, were found deceased inside their apartment in Troy, New York, on Tuesday (December 26).

Tedesco did however speak about the horrific nature of the murders, saying: "After being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person like this". But no one involved in this case is ever going to forget it. His family said he wanted to be a firefighter.

"I don't think there's any doubt that someone who committed a crime of this magnitude is capable of anything", he said.


He declined to provide information on how or why the victims were killed.

Troy police have not provided any details on the suspects but assure the public there is no risk of imminent danger because the victims appeared to be targeted, although it is unclear how or why.

The Rev. Jackie Robinson is a member of the African American Pastoral Alliance in Troy.

Troy Police Chief John Tedesco on December 28 said the killings of two women and two children in Troy, N.Y., are "the worst" homicide cases that he has seen in his career.

Jeremiah, also known as "JJ", loved basketball and spent much at the Boys & Girls Club.

And Shanise's uncle Khalif Coleman said, smiling, that the 5-year-old had already been her own person. When she heard four bodies had been found, she did not want to believe it.

Jeremiah, the family said, dreamed of playing for the Boston Celtics. "This girl was so handsome with kids and she loved them the way any parent would and she didn't have kids".

"It will be deeply felt by all his friends at the club and throughout our community".

The two children were students in the Troy City School District, where grief counsellors were being brought in on Friday to help their classmates, it has been reported. Its superintendent John Carmello released a statement Thursday, stating, "Our hearts are broken and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with their family and loved ones during this terribly troubling time".

The Victory Christian Church of Albany offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

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