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Boy whose family attacked in brutal murder fears he’s next

Shanta Myers, 36, (pictured left) her lesbian girlfriend Brandi Mells, 22, and Shanta’s two children Jeremiah, 11, and Shanise, 5, (pictured) were found tied up with their throats slashed inside an apartment in Troy, New York on Tuesday

A 15-year-old teen who’s family was brutally murdered in the gruesome quadruple homicide in Troy, New York fears he’ll be the next target for the unidentified killer.

Isaiah Smith, the sole survivor of the family, has revealed he’s terrified for his safety and is ‘scared to go to the corner store.’ 

Shanta Myers, 36, her lesbian girlfriend Brandi Mells, 22, and Shanta’s two children Jeremiah, 11, and Shanise, 5, were found tied up with their throats slashed inside an apartment on Tuesday.

Shanta Myers, 36, (left) her lesbian girlfriend Brandi Mells, 22 (right) were found murdered in what police have argued is an act of blatant 'savagery'

Shanta Myers, 36, (left) her lesbian girlfriend Brandi Mells, 22 (right) were found murdered in what police have argued is an act of blatant 'savagery'

Shanta Myers, 36, (left) her lesbian girlfriend Brandi Mells, 22 (right) were found murdered in what police have argued is an act of blatant ‘savagery’

Isaiah, son of Shanta and brother to Jeremiah and Shanise who wasn’t at home at the time of the murders, fears ‘they’re coming for me next,’ according to the Times Union.

His Aunt Shakera Symes, and sister of 36-year-old victim Shanta, has appealed to the public. ‘Give the information to the authorities so that they can help find the person who has destroyed us, emotionally, mentally. It feels like somebody has ripped us to shreds,’ she said. 

Victory Christian Church of Albany offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

Law enforcement sources claim the family appear to have been targeted for an unknown reason, while Troy Police Chief James Tedesco told the paper the murders were an abominable act of ‘savagery.’ 

11-year-old Jeremiah (pictured left) and his little five-year-old Shanise (right) were also found dead, tied up with their throats slashed

11-year-old Jeremiah (pictured left) and his little five-year-old Shanise (right) were also found dead, tied up with their throats slashed

11-year-old Jeremiah (pictured left) and his little five-year-old Shanise (right) were also found dead, tied up with their throats slashed 

Tedesco noted the slayings were not a random act of violence and characterized the quadruple homicide as the worst he has seen yet. ‘After being in this business for almost 42 years, I can’t describe the savagery of this. I don’t have the word,’ he said.   

‘There are indications at the crime scene that this was not a random act,’ Tedesco told reporters at a news conference Wednesday. 

They too are pleading with the public. ‘We are certainly appealing to people in the community that would have any knowledge as to what may have transpired there to contact us as soon as possible.’ 

The family - identified as two young siblings, their mother and the woman's lesbian partner - were found bound and with their throats slashed inside an apartment in Troy on Tuesday 

The family – identified as two young siblings, their mother and the woman’s lesbian partner – were found bound and with their throats slashed inside an apartment in Troy on Tuesday 

Autopsies completed on Wednesday afternoon are expected to clarify the timeline of attacks and exactly how the victims were killed.  

Police have said they still don’t have a suspect for the murders, and don’t want to release a potential motive in the fears of hurting their investigation.  

‘The emotions of a police officer is something you repress because there is a job to be done,’ Tedesco said.

Troy Police Chief James Tedesco told the paper the murders were an act of 'savagery'

Troy Police Chief James Tedesco told the paper the murders were an act of ‘savagery’

Troy Police sources said the family, identified as two young siblings, their mother and the woman's lesbian partner, appear to have been targeted for an unknown reason

Troy Police sources said the family, identified as two young siblings, their mother and the woman’s lesbian partner, appear to have been targeted for an unknown reason

‘But no one involved in this case is ever going to forget it. Right now our job is to bring this person to justice.’  

Based on evidence uncovered in the course of the investigation, police do not believe there is imminent danger to the community. So far, no arrests have been made. 

Troy Police Captain Daniel DeWolf said earlier that the deaths were ‘certainly suspicious.’

The unit where the bodies were found is one of five in a home located in a residential neighborhood along the Hudson River’s east bank, just north of Albany.  

The bodies were discovered by a property manager in a basement apartment on Tuesday after being asked to check on the welfare of the family

The bodies were discovered by a property manager in a basement apartment on Tuesday after being asked to check on the welfare of the family



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