TROY, N.Y. (AP) - Four people found slain inside a New York apartment house the day after Christmas have been identified as two children, their mother and a second woman.
Troy police Chief John Tedesco says the victims were a 36-year-old woman, her 5-year-old daughter, her 11-year-old son and a 22-year-old woman who had a relationship with the mother.
Tedesco says a property manager found the bodies Tuesday after being asked to check on the welfare of the residents of the basement apartment, one of five in a house located in the city's Lansingburgh section along the Hudson River just north of Albany.
Tedesco said Wednesday the slayings weren't a random act. He calls the killings the worst he has seen in 42 years in law enforcement but hasn't provided details.