Investigators still trying to connect dots of bizarre Albany deaths

June 04, 2018 04:12 PM

Two people are found dead in Albany, in two different locations. Albany police think the deaths are related and they've been working on connecting the dots since they found the man and the woman on Sunday.

One of the victims is a woman who had been shot. The other victim is a man who had been struck and killed by a car on I-90 Sunday afternoon.

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There is still no word on the ages or identities of the victims or their relationship.

This started just before 3 p.m. on Sunday when there was a car crash at the intersection of Erie Street and Erie Boulevard in Albany. The crash involved a white Hyundai Sonata and a grey Ford Focus. Police believe the two people who died were likely in the Sonata and the person or persons in the Focus are potential eyewitnesses.

Detectives are only beginning to sort out the bizarre and tragic circumstances that led to the death of those two people on a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon.

"This is one big crime scene that we're treating this as," explained Acting Albany Police Chief Robert Sears. "We have our scan equipment, which will basically take photographs of the scene so we can reconstruct it and try to learn a little bit more from that. The same thing is being conducted by the state police up on I-90 – same equipment, similar equipment. They're going to piece together their accident up there."

Police are now awaiting autopsy results. Part of the puzzling part of this case is why if you're fleeing from a scene would you run across a busy interstate? Police are also wondering if the man wanted to commit suicide. We know that police found a gun on I-90. If the man wanted to take his own life, he could have used the gun to do that.


WNYT Staff

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