2 arrested in 'horrific' quadruple upstate NY murders

Lucy Bush
December 31, 2017

A property manager in the upstate NY city alerted police after finding the four in a basement apartment. Police say Myers and Mells were in a relationship.

The four were killed on December 21, and one of the defendants was acquainted with one of the victims, Troy Police Chief John Tedesco said at a news conference Saturday.

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.

It wasn't until Tuesday, five days later, that a property manager found 36-year-old Shanta Myers; her children, 11-year-old Jeremiah Myers and 5-year-old Shanise Myers; and 22-year-old Brandi Mells in a basement apartment along the Hudson River, just north of Albany.

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

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"I'm scared to go to the corner store", he told reporters, according to the Times Union.

Tedesco and District Attorney Joel Abelove, who appeared at a press conference, declined to answer questions about a possible motive and the method of the killings.

Myers' surviving son, Isaiah Smith, told reporters earlier that he feared he could also be targeted by the killer.

Speaking about the moment he found out about his family he said he "couldn't believe it".

"It feels like somebody has ripped us to shreds", Symes told the Albany newspaper. "I don't know of a word that can say it", Tedesco said on Tuesday. She said her suffering is irreparable.

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"A grown woman in a little body".

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

"If you know something that could help us put the monster away who did this to my sister and her lovely babies, you've got to say something".

Myers' other child, Isaiah, 15, was not home at the time was the sole survivor of the homicide.

Captain Dan DeWolf of the city's police department called the murders "horrific", adding that "it's disgusting, terrible, sad". "We're going to do everything we can to look into this and get to the bottom of what happened here".

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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".

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