2 suspects arrested in quadruple homicide in Troy, New York

Trevor Jackson
December 31, 2017

Additionally, police have released the manner by which they were murdered, with each of the victims being found bound with their throats cut, according toNY Daily News.

A property manager discovered the bodies Tuesday in the basement apartment after receiving a request to check on the unit, and the identifying details, although not the names, were released Wednesday.

Troy police Chief John Tedesco had assured the public there was no imminent danger because it appeared the murders were not a random act and the victims may have been targeted for undisclosed reasons.

"Being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person like this". "I know that the young man involved was definitely a good person".

The family was found dead inside the basement apartment where they lived.

Pastor Jackie Robinson Sr. of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Troy said Shanta Myers had been a bus monitor for many years for Durham School Services, which runs the Troy school system's buses. "I can simply say in my career and I think anyone else's - it's the worst we've ever experienced".

The killings had left Myers' relatives and 15-year-old son broken and desperate for answers.

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"It feels like somebody's ripped us to shreds, and we only have each other right now, and we are grasping and holding on to each other for dear life".

Myers' sister, Shakera Symes, had implored any potential witnesses to speak with authorities to find "the person who has destroyed us, emotionally, mentally", according to the Times Union.

Police say Myers; her 5-year-old daughter, Shanise; and her 11-year-old son, Jeremiah, were found dead Tuesday.

"I'm scared to go to the corner store", he told reporters, according to the Times Union. Brandi Mells, 22 years old.

"Unfortunately, it's awful, terrible, sad - especially at this time of the year - that there's four deceased folks in there", he said.

"We're going to do everything we can to look into this and get to the bottom of what happened here", he continued. "This will be a full-court press until somebody's brought to justice".

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