Four found dead in possible homicide in Troy basement apartment

Wednesday, 27 Dec, 2017

Police in Troy, N.Y., said they're treating the discovery of four bodies in a basement apartment Tuesday as homicide.

The four bodies were found inside a home at 158 Second Ave. on Tuesday, Troy Police Sgt. Mark Maloy confirmed to TIME.

Daniel DeWolf told the Albany Times Union that the deaths appeared suspicious, but did not reveal whether there were any weapons at the scene.

According to the Times Union Troy police were notified Tuesday afternoon of multiple unconscious people at a residence.

Investigators are still processing the scene and have not said if they know any causes of death.

DeWolf called the incident "horrible, terrible, sad", compounded by the fact that it occurred during the holiday season.

Police did not promptly uncover the casualties' characters or ages.

Troy, the home of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is situated over the Hudson River from Albany, the state capital, and around 150 miles north of New York City.