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Lesbian couple, kids brutally murdered in New York apartment

Quadruple homicide of same-sex family under investigation.
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TROY, New York -- The brutal murder of two women and their children is being reported from the town of Troy, New York.

The names of the victims have been withheld until remaining family members can be notified, but it has been confirmed that the two women, one 36, the other 22, were in a relationship.

The children aged 11 and 15 were also found dead reports say, all victims bound, having suffered a sharp object to the throat.

Police Chief James Tedesco called the crime an act of “savagery.”

“There are indications at the crime scene that this was not a random act,” Tedesco said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. “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 bodies were discovered on Tuesday afternoon after the property manager checked on the family at the behest of their worried relatives, he called the police immediately after discovering the victims.

Police are not releasing any details of the case and are encouraging anyone with any information to come forward.

One of the adult female victims has a son who was not present at the house upon discovery of the murders. 

Tedesco called the crime "the worst we've experienced." adding, "Only a person of savagery would do something like this. Nobody that’s been involved in this case is going to forget this.”

An autopsy which was scheduled for Wednesday will reveal more forensic information including the times of death.

Pastor Jackie Robinson Sr. has been consoling the community and offered a message to the killer(s): “Come forward.”

“We’ll try as hard as we can to understand, even though there is no justification for it,” he said. “Give yourself up. How can you live with yourself doing something like this?”

Capital Region Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any information that may lead to the arrest of the killer(s).