2 in custody in connection with Troy murders

  • 2 in custody in connection with Troy murders

2 in custody in connection with Troy murders

Two men have been arrested on murder charges in the deaths of two women and two children in their upstate Troy, New York, apartment, according to Time magazine.

Troy Police Chief James Tedesco said the murders were an abominable act of 'savagery'. Troy Police told Post-Star newspartners NewsChannel 13 that court appearances were scheduled for the suspects early Saturday.

"Being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person like this". "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.

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. "I don't know of a word that can say it", Tedesco told reporters.

The family was killed in their Troy apartment on December 21, but not discovered until five days later, after relatives grew concerned over unreturned phone calls. "I'm not sure if they're coming for me next", the 15-year-old said.

A press conference from Troy police is at 11 a.m.

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.

Isaiah, who was away in MA, said he was scared that the suspects were "coming for [him] next".

Speaking about the moment he found out about his family he said he "couldn't believe it". The Boys & Girls Club also set up a GoFundMe campaign to help Isaiah with living expenses and to pay for counseling.

No motive has been released for the crime, though the Washington Post reports one of the men was acquainted with one of the victims.