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Quadruple homicide victims identified in NY

30 December, 2017, 02:50 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Police identify victims in Troy slayings

A quadruple homicide in Upstate New York has left a family broken and desperate for answers.

Troy police on Thursday identified the victims as 36-year-old Shanta Myers; her children, 11-year-old Jeremiah Myers and 5-year-old Shanise Myers; and 22-year-old Brandi Mells. The bodies were discovered in a basement apartment , near Albany, Tuesday afternoon.

Myers, two of her three children and her girlfriend were all found bound with slit throats the day after Christmas in their basement apartment.

"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.

She can't understand why something so gruesome could happen to her loved ones, who were respected members of the community, living a low-profile life.

Police Chief John Tedesco says he has "never seen savagery like this" in 42 years in law enforcement.

"After being in this business for 43 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person who would do this", Tedesco told Fox News.

It was clear that the brutality of this case has made an impact on him: "The emotions of a police officer is something you repress because there is a job to be done, but no one involved in this case is ever going to forget it".

Tedesco said it is likely that the family was targeted. "I don't have the word".

The block where the victims lived remained closed to traffic as the investigation continued, police said.

According to the New York Times, the manager of the property received a call from the victims' relatives asking to do a welfare check on the family.

"We don't know who did it". Until we find out, it certainly makes sense to be vigilant and keep your doors locked'.

The surviving son of an upstate NY woman murdered along with her two young children and lover said he was afraid to leave the house in fears of being killed.

The family told reporters at Troy's Boys & Girls Club that the children were known in the community.

"That girl was like a grown woman in a little body", Khalif Coleman, Myers' nephew, said. "This girl was so attractive 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'.

Isaiah's brother Jeremiah dreamed of playing for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association one day and had also been a member of the Troy Boys & Girls Club for six years.

Victory Christian Church of Albany offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. Capital Region Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,500.

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