2 arrested in Troy quadruple homicide investigation

Two individuals have been arrested in connection with the brutal slaying of a mother, two of her children and her female partner in Troy, New York, according to a Times Union report.

A property manager made the grisly discovery at a home in Troy, a city near Albany, police Capt. Daniel DeWolf said. Police say the women were in a relationship.

Police Chief John Tedesco says he has "never seen savagery like this" in 42 years in law enforcement.

According to detectives, Shanta Myers, 36, two of her three children, 11 and 5, and her girlfriend Brandi Mells, 22, were found with their hands and ankles bound and their slit throats on Tuesday.

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

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

Authorities said the incident was not believed to be random and that they did not think there was any further danger to the community.

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

After receiving a phone call with the bad news, he said "I couldn't believe it".




"It feels like somebody ripped us to shreds and we only have each other right now and we are grasping and holding on to each other for dear life".

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

And Shanise's uncle Khalif Coleman said, smiling, that the 5-year-old had already been her own person.

"Nobody that's been involved in this case is going to ever forget this, I can tell you that", he added.

Shakera Symes tells Spectrum News in Albany the entire family is devastated over the killings of Shanta Myers, her 5-year-old daughter, her 11-year-old son and Brandi Mells.

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

"It's frightful. Terrible. Sad - sad especially at this time of year", DeWolf said.

The two children were students in the Troy City School District, where grief counsellors were being brought in on Friday to help their classmates, it has been reported.

Jeremiah, the family said, dreamed of playing for the Boston Celtics.

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