The four victims in a brutal murder in upstate New York this week all had their throats slashed, in a scene similar to an unsolved murder in the same area in 2014.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, two women and two children were found dead in their home along the Hudson River in Troy, New York, on Tuesday in what Troy police chief James Tedesco described as a “savage” murder that he believes was not a random act.
According to a new report in the New York Post, all four victims — two adult women and an 11-year-old and five-year-old child — were discovered bound with their throats slashed. The two women, ages 36 and 22, are believed to have been domestic partners, and an older sibling of the murdered children was not in the apartment at the time.
Authorities are actively seeking information about possible suspects as the quiet community reels from the shocking quadruple murder.
“We are certainly appealing to people in the community that would have any knowledge as to what may have transpired there to contact us as soon as possible,” Chief Tedesco told reporters on Wednesday.
The New York Post notes a possible similarity between this week’s brutal killings and an unsolved murder that took place ten miles away in 2014.
In that case, Jin Feng Chen, 39, his wife, Hai Yan Li, 38, and their two sons, Anthony, 10 and seven-year-old were found stabbed and bludgeoned to death at their home in Guiderland.
“There’s nothing that we’re not looking at,” New York state police Senior Investigator John Camp reportedly said of the 2014 murders.
“We’re trying to see: Is it human trafficking? Is it money laundering? Is it gang related? We’re basically leaving no leaf unturned.”
Investigators have not revealed a possible motive in the Troy quadruple homicide, but investigators reportedly believe that both murdered families were targeted by their killers.
Police have not yet revealed the names of the victims in the Troy slayings.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Troy Police at (518) 270-4442 .
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