Troy police identify victim of weekend homicide

January 14, 2019 06:17 PM

TROY - The victim in this weekend's homicide on Pawling Avenue in Troy is identified as 21-year-old Brianna Haughton of Schodack.

Police say they have identified a person of interest in the homicide, who they have on a parole hold right now. He had been hospitalized with serious injuries. Police say he and the victim knew each other. As of Monday evening though, no arrests had been made.

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The homicide happened at 491 Pawling Ave. in Troy. Multiple police cars surrounded the area Sunday night.

Police say they were called to do a welfare check at the two-family residence around 5:30 Sunday evening. They say that's when they found a young woman dead inside on the second floor.

They tell NewsChannel 13 a 1-year-old child who lives at the home was found safe and sound somewhere else in Troy.

Lights were on in the home on both floors as authorities worked to understand the incident.

Right now, police are not saying how or when Haughton was killed, and why someone would be concerned enough to call police to check on her.

The home is just two doors down from Sacred Heart Church and School in a residential neighborhood.

Regarding @TroyNYPolice #homicide investigation: Source tells me a suspect at @AlbanyMed with superficial wounds. 21yo woman found dead Sunday at apartment on Pawling Ave. near #EmmaWillard & #SacredHeart. @WNYT

— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) January 14, 2019

A #homicide investigation as @TroyNYPolice have been on scene for 12 hours. @WNYT

— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) January 14, 2019


WNYT Staff

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