A property manager in the upstate NY city alerted police after finding the four in a basement apartment.
Police say two people have been arrested in the quadruple homicide that took the lives of two women and two children in their upstate NY apartment.
Cops say Justin C. Mann, 24, and James W. White, 38, both of Schenectady, were arrested late Friday, the Albany Times Union reported. Having been in law enforcement for almost 50 years, Tedesco says the crime scene was unlike any he's witnessed.
"After being in this business for nearly 42 years I can't describe the savagery of a person like this", Police Chief John Tedesco said this week as police searched for the killer.
"Being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person like this".
The victims are Shanta Myers, 36; her children, 11-year-old Jeremiah and 5-year-old Shanise; and her partner, Brandi Mells, 22.
Police said they do not have any motive for the brutal killings, but are confident there isn't another suspect. Myers' 15-year-old son was out of town when they were killed.
Myers' son, Isaiah Smith, was away when he heard what happened to his mother, brother and sister - and said he feared for his own life. Their bodies were discovered days later on December 26, by the property manager.
Both Mann and White have a criminal records. Robinson knew Myers as a bus monitor for many years for the Troy school system's bus service.
"After being in business for nearly 42 years I can't describe the savagery of a person like this", Todesco said.
"I'm scared to go to the corner store", he told reporters, according to the Times Union.
Jeremiah, the family said, dreamed of playing for the Boston Celtics.