2 suspects arrested in quadruple homicide in Troy, New York

22-year-old killed in Troy quadruple homicide was former West Genesee student

22-year-old killed in Troy quadruple homicide was former West Genesee student

He refused to release the cause and manner of death, possible motive, or a weapon used.

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.

Both men have criminal records, Tedesco said, and Mann was on parole.

"After being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of this", Tedesco told reporters Wednesday.

"I don't know the word that it takes".

Tedesco said Myers and Mells were in a relationship with one another and lived with the children in the basement apartment.

A pastor says a woman and her two children among four people killed in an upstate NY basement apartment were much loved and respected in the neighborhood. Shakera Symes, sister of Shanta Myers, told Spectrum News in Albany that she's now raising Myers' 15-year-old son, who has been staying with her for two months.

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The shooting occurred at an upscale apartment complex near the Biltmore area. "It's beyond insane ", resident Gibson Daoud said. As the standoff passed the five-hour mark, about a half-dozen residents clustered outside the QuikTrip across the street.

"I don't have to tell you what a good feeling it is to have these two in custody", he said.

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 feels like somebody has ripped us to shreds", Symes told the Albany newspaper. "I can only ask if you know anything at all, even if you think its insignificant, call us". She was part of the class of 2013, but did not return for her senior year, he said.

"I mean, there was no telling that girl what to do!"

She wrote another post later in the day, saying: Please continue to pray for our family and also for Shanta's 16 year old son who was not there when my cousins were murdered.

John Carmello, Troy school superintendent, said: "Our hearts are broken and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with their family and loved ones during this terribly troubling time".

"We're going to do everything we can to look into this and get to the bottom of what happened here", he continued. "Right now our job is to bring this person to justice".

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