Family of four bound and brutally murdered on Christmas named

Police identify victims in Troy slayings

Clockwise from left Shanise Myers 5 Jeremiah Myers 11 Shanta Myers 36 and Brandi Mells 22

Tracy Coleman, who said she's a cousin of the Myers family, posted a message on her Facebook page saying "Our family does not wish to speak at this time". "It was the number of people killed, the manner in which they were killed", Tedesco said.

A 15-year-old boy who lost four family members in a tragic quadruple homicide in upstate NY fears for his safety and is anxious that the murder suspect, who is still on the loose, may have plans for him next. It feels like somebody has ripped us to shreds, ' she said.

Captain DeWolf reiterating the comments of the Troy Police Chief on the brutal murders of four people - children Shanise Myers and her brother Jeremiah, their mother Shanta Myers and her girlfriend Brandi Mells. Myers has another son, a 15 year old, who was out of town when the incident occurred.

"Give the information to the authorities so that they can help find the person who has destroyed us, emotionally, mentally", Symes told reporters Thursday evening at the Troy Boys & Girls Club, where Jeremiah had been a member for six years, according to the Times Union.

She can't understand why something so gruesome could happen to her loved ones, who were respected members of the community, living a low-profile life.

Police said they have received many leads and are combing through an "enormous" amount of video collected from cameras on houses and businesses near the crime scene.

The advice from police to public is also similar: Troy Police Chief John Tedesco said earlier this week there is no risk of imminent danger because the victims appear to have been targeted.

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"After being in this business for 43 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person who would do this", Tedesco told Fox News.

'The emotions of a police officer is something you repress because there is a job to be done, ' Tedesco said. Before the murders discovered on Tuesday, there were only two homicides in Troy all year.

"There are certainly reasons to be fearful", Troy Pastor Jackie Robinson Sr. told the Times Union.

She said she met Myers' youngest child a few months ago and recalled how the 5-year-old played with and tried to feed her own 2-year-old daughter.

The family said Shanise was interested in cooking and was like "a grown woman in a little body". "It will be deeply felt by all his friends at the Club and throughout the community".

Isaiah's brother Jeremiah dreamed of playing for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association one day and had also been a member of the Troy Boys & Girls Club for six years. "The thoughts of our entire community remain with the victims' families during this incredibly hard time".

The Victory Christian Church of Albany offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. Capital Region Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,500.

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