Authorities in upstate New York said the quadruple murder at a home along the Hudson River is among the “worst they’ve ever experienced.”
The woman, her partner and children were found bound with their throats slashed, law enforcement sources not involved in the investigation told the Albany Times Union.
Little other information has come to light, Troy police chief James Todesco said during a press conference Wednesday. He urged the public to come forward with any information regarding the deaths, which are now being investigated as a quadruple homicide.
“After being in this business for almost 42 years, I can’t describe the savagery of this,” he said. “I don’t have the word.”
Troy police on Tuesday responded to the 2nd Avenue home after fielding a call for several unresponsive people discovered in the basement apartment of the building. They said a property manager made the discovery early Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Lansingburgh section.
Troy police on Tuesday responded to the 2nd Avenue home after fielding a call for several unresponsive people discovered in the basement apartment of the building.
(Lori Van Buren/AP)
When they arrived just before 1 p.m., they found the bodies of four people, all confirmed dead on the scene.
The victims included a 5-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and two women, ages 22 and 36, the police chief said.
Authorities declined to discuss motive in the case out of fear of damaging their investigation. While they do not yet have a person of interest in the slayings, Todesco said he does not believe there is an imminent danger to the public.
“Certain factors we uncovered during the investigation leads us to believe this is not a random act,” he said, adding law enforcement intended to use all of the resources at their disposal to keep residents safe.
“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. Right now our job is to bring this person to justice.”
A heavy police presence remained at the upstate apartment Wednesday morning as authorities continued to hunt for clues in the deaths.
The apartment where police uncovered the bodies is one of five in the building, which is located in a residential neighborhood just north of Albany.
Cops found the bodies of a 5-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and two women, ages 22 and 36, in the apartment in the city’s Lansingburgh section.
(Lori Van Buren/AP)
With New Wire Services