The police are investigating the scene on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Troy, new york, after they say: “four people have been found dead and may have been killed in an apartment.
The police in the state of New York, was working Wednesday to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome quadruple murder, which is still a mother, her partner and two young children dead in a basement apartment on the day after Christmas.
The bodies of a 36-year-old mother and her two children, an 11-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, were found dead in a basement apartment by the property manager in Troy. The body of a 22-year-old woman, who police say is in a relationship with the mother, was also found in the apartment.
The researchers did not reveal many details about the murder, including the identity of the victims or how they were killed.
But Troy Police Chief John Tedesco gave a hint on the gruesomeness of the scene during a press conference.
“After being in this business for 43 years, I can not describe the cruelty of a person who would do this,” Tedesco said. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that a person who for this crime is capable of anything.”
The police did not know when the massacre occurred, but Tedesco said that he hoped to have autopsies conducted Wednesday should give clues. State police were involved in the investigation, along with New York parole officials, Tedesco said.
“This will be a full-court press, if you will, until we bring someone to justice,” he said, adding that the police are looking for information for the public about the crime.
Police cars blocked vehicles from approaching the home, which is located in the middle of older, restored houses. Yellow crime tape was stretched across the street, along the river’s east bank. Few people ventured on the snow-covered bike paths in the temperatures in the teens.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.