Many questions continue to surround Troy homicide

December 29, 2017 06:32 PM

TROY - Many questions remain in the murders of four people in Troy this week.

Troy police say the investigation is still very active. There's a lot of information coming in. They hope that all of it will lead to an arrest very soon.

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School is out for holiday break in Troy, but cars were lined up in front of Troy Middle School. A steady stream of people were going in and out. Grief counselors were available there to help the school community make sense out of a quadruple homicide.

Jeremiah Myers, 11, a student at the middle school, is among the four victims. His body was discovered on Tuesday in a basement apartment in Troy along with his little sister, 5-year-old Shanise Myers, their mother, 36-year-old Shanta Myers and the mother's partner, 22-year-old Brandie Mills.

"You'd have to be somewhat of a savage to commit this kind of a crime," said Troy Police Captain Dan DeWolf.

Police refuse to identify exactly how they were killed. They say the public is not in any danger. However, they say the killer or killers are still on the loose and investigators need your help to track them down.

"If there is anybody else out there that has some information that could help us in this case, please call us or call Crime Stoppers, go on the Crime Stoppers website," advised DeWolf.

Crime Stoppers offers a monetary reward. There's also a $10,000 reward from Pastor Charlie Muller at the Victory Christian Church for information that leads to an arrest.

"We're grateful to the public for the support that they've shown the family and information that's coming in, so we're grateful for that too," acknowledged DeWolf.

The family told NewsChannel 13 on Thursday they were mortified when they heard about the horrific crime.

"It was very shocking. I had been looking for them for three days, because they were suppose to bring Christmas at my house," explained Shakera Symes, the victim's sister. "I'm looking for four people for three days. I knew they were gone, but I didn't know it was like this. I thought it was something like a freak accident."

Police say any kind of information, no matter how small, will make a difference in this case.

More information:
Capital Region Crime Stoppers


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