Victims of Troy quadruple homicide identified

30 December, 2017, 03:51 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Police secure the perimeter of a home in Troy N.Y. Tuesday Dec. 26 2017 after four bodies were discovered in a basement apartment. Troy police say the deaths are being treated as suspicious

Police have not provided much information on what happened to Smith's relatives, but believe the killings were targeted.

Jeremiah Myers, 11; their mother, Shanta Myers, 36, and the mother's partner, Brandi Mells, 22, were found dead inside the basement apartment at 158 Second Ave. shortly before 1 p.m., police said.

Cousin Khalif Coleman said 5-year-old Shanise Myers was a stubborn little girl who loved to play with her dolls.

"It's going to devastate us for a very, very long time". "And to have to raise the oldest, knowing he lost his entire family that day. that's not a job that's going to be easy for me".

A property manager had found the bodies after being asked to check on the welfare of the residents of the apartment, located in the city's Lansingburgh section along the Hudson River just north of Albany. He says community members are nervous because the killer remains at large. Police say the women were in a relationship.

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

Albany pastor Charlie Muller, of Victory Christian Church, offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

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Shanise attended School 14, and Jeremiah, also known as "JJ", attended Troy Middle School.

"Give the information to the authorities so that they can help find the person who has destroyed us, emotionally, mentally", she told to the Times Union. He said a crisis response team will be on hand next week when children return from holiday recess. "He was well-mannered, respectful, happy all the time".

The sister of a woman who was found slain along with her two young children and her lesbian lover in an upstate NY basement apartment says she's now raising the woman's only remaining son.

Symes said her sister was a sweet, good-natured woman who loved to cook for family gatherings.

Symes she had been trying to get a hold of her sister for three days.

Authorities have released the names of two women and two children slain in their upstate NY apartment and police are asking the public for information.

The block where the victims lived was closed to traffic Thursday morning as the investigation continued but was reopened in the afternoon, police said.

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