Victims in basement apartment were mom, 2 kids, 2nd woman


TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Four people found slain inside a New York apartment house the day after Christmas have been identified as two children, their mother and a second woman.

Troy police Chief John Tedesco says the victims were a 36-year-old woman, her 5-year-old daughter, her 11-year-old son and a 22-year-old woman who had a relationship with the mother.

Tedesco says a property manager found the bodies Tuesday after being asked to check on the welfare of the residents of the basement apartment, one of five in a house located in the city’s Lansingburgh section along the Hudson River just north of Albany.

Tedesco said Wednesday the slayings weren’t a random act. He calls the killings the worst he has seen in 42 years in law enforcement but hasn’t provided details.

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