2 men arraigned on murder charges in quadruple homicide

The scene at 158 Second Avenue in Troy
The scene at 158 Second Avenue in Troy

31 December, 2017

Two men have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of two women and two children in upstate NY this week.

"After being in this business for 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person who would do this", Tedesco said at the press conference.

Five-year-old Shanise Myers and 11-year-old Jeremiah Myers were also discovered inside the home.

Police said that two women living together as partners, aged 36 and 22, and the older woman's two children, an 11-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, were killed in a "savage" attack.

The family was found dead inside the basement apartment where they lived.

Police Chief James Tedesco described the slayings as an act of "savagery" and that further details about the gruesome deaths would be released to the public at this time.

Police in Troy, New York, released photos on Thursday of two children and two adult women who were killed in a "horrific" quadruple homicide.

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"After being in business for nearly 42 years I can't describe the savagery of a person like this", Todesco said. They were found dead December 26 inside their basement apartment at 158 2nd Avenue in the Lansingburgh section of the city. She was part of the class of 2013, but did not return for her senior year, he said. Police say Myers and Mells were in a relationship.

Tedesco said no more arrests are expected.

Police are asking the public for any information relating to the case.

"I want people to understand that these were children and that's the greatest disgrace that has ever happened", Frank Mayben Jr., who coached the boy, said Wednesday at a press conference.

"If you know something that could help us put the monster away who did this to my sister and her handsome babies, you've got to say something". No suspect has been identified publicly. Jeremiah had been a member of the cub for six years. Shanta Myers (Mother to both children), 36 years old.

Brandi Mells, 22, was Shanta Myers' girlfriend.

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