Arrested in Killing of Mother, Kids, Partner in NY

"We do not believe there's any imminent danger to the community. ~ Troy Police Chief John Tedesco

Myers has another son, a 15 year old, who was out of town when the incident occurred.

Hector also met Shanise a few months ago, calling her "so sweet" and describing her as having "a big personality". Mells, who had dwarfism, lived with her mother but was originally from Newark, NJ.

"She is so sweet", Shakera Symes, Myers' sister, told NBC News.

Family members expressed their grief to reporters at Troy's Boys & Girls Club, Fox reported.

The locals in Troy, a city of 50,000 seven miles from the state capital of Albany, were shocked to learn about the murders.

Four bodies were found in a basement apartment in New York Tuesday, prompting a search by investigators.

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Little information has been released about the details of the murder, but Police Chief John Tedesco told AP that he has "never seen savagery like this" in 43 years of law enforcement. "I don't have the word", he said the next day.

He is urging anyone with information about the killings to come forward and help police. "The emotions of a police officer is something you repress because there is a job to be done".

"Certain factors we uncovered during the investigation leads us to believe this is not a random act", he said during Wednesday's press conference. "It was the number of people killed, the manner in which they were killed", Tedesco said.

Police from Troy and Schenectady, as well as other agencies, began focusing on the suspects, in part, after reviewing footage from security cameras in Troy, the sources said.

We'll keep you updated as new developments are made public.

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