2 Arrests in Grisly Quadruple Homicide in Upstate NY

Details are sparse, but police will release more info later Saturday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 30, 2017 7:30 AM CST
In a photo from Tuesday, police investigate multiple deaths in Troy. Officials announced early Saturday that two people have been arrested in the quadruple homicide that took the lives of two women and...   (Lori Van Buren/The Albany Times Union via AP)

(Newser) – Police say two people have been arrested in the quadruple homicide that took the lives of two women and two children in their upstate New York apartment. Officials made the announcement early Saturday morning. The suspects' names, photos, and charges have not yet been released. Police say that information will be made available later Saturday. Both defendants are scheduled for arraignment in Troy City Court around 8:30am local time Saturday.

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, on Tuesday. Police say the two women were in a relationship. Police Chief John Tedesco says he has "never seen savagery like this" in 42 years in law enforcement.

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