Troy, NY, police arrest 2 in quadruple homicide

02 January, 2018, 12:20 | Author: Tracy Craig
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Troy police Chief John Tedesco called the killings "an act of savagery".

From the beginning, police, who have not provided details about the deaths, described the case as a horrific crime. "The emotions of a police officer are something you repress because there is a job to be done", Tedesco said, adding that no one involved in this case will ever forget it.

A GoFundMe campaign has been created to set up a scholarship and provide resources for Isaiah Smith, Myers' surviving 16-year-old son.

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Police announced late Friday that two arrests have been made for the killings of two children and two women earlier this week. "It's going to devastate us for a very, very long time", Symes said Thursday. Police say the two women were in a relationship.

The Times Union reported that the two children were discovered together, kneeling with their heads and chests on a bed. "I'm not sure if they're coming for me next". Police said the manager was responding to a request to check the welfare of the residents. The building's property manager discovered the bodies six days later after relatives anxious none of the family returned any phone calls. Police responded to the building on Second Avenue in Troy, a city eight miles northeast of Albany, about 12:50 p.m. They declined to say how the two suspects know each other.

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. "It's inconceivable", Robinson said. "Until we find out, it certainly makes sense to be vigilant and keep your doors locked". Her 5-year-old daughter loved cooking, too, so the family agreed to let her cook spaghetti as part of their Christmas meal.

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