Four deceased bodies found in NY basement (pictures/video)


On Tuesday, four people were found dead in the basement of a home in upstate New York, multiple news outlets are reporting.

According to Troy Police Capt. Daniel DeWolf, at around 12:50 p.m., authorities were informed that a property manager found multiple unconscious people in a multi-tenant building.

The Albany Times Union reports:

DeWolf would not divulge information about the identities or ages of the victims. Police are treating the deaths as homicides.

 “It’s certainly suspicious,” DeWolf said. He didn’t know how long the bodies had been there before being found, and he wouldn’t say if any weapons were found at the scene.

“Unfortunately it’s horrible, terrible, sad … sad, especially at this time of year that there’s four deceased folks in there and we’re going to do everything we can to look into this and get to the bottom of what happened here,” DeWolf said, according to the New York Daily News.

Authorities say they don’t know how long the bodies had been there before the property manager discovered them.

The apartment was located at 158 Second Ave., in the city’s Lansingburgh neighborhood, which runs along the Hudson River. Residents said the neighborhood is quiet, for the most part. From the Union:

Jason Fenton, who has lived across the street from 158 Second Ave. for 18 years, said that the building has four or five apartments. While he doesn’t know the residents, he knows several children lived there. He also said there were a lot of parties going on there this past summer.

“They seem to like to have fun,” Fenton said. But Tuesday’s discovery has him scared.

“It’s horrible,” he said. “I hope they find the person.”

Criminal investigators, evidence technicians and computer crime specialists have been sent in by the state to help city police. No arrests have been made.

This is a developing story.

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