From the beginning, police, who have not provided details about the deaths, described the case as a horrific crime.
The victims were Shanta Myers, 36, her partner Brandi Mells, 22, and Myers' two children, Jeremiah, 11, and Shanise, 5.
The apartment building's property manager discovered the bodies Tuesday afternoon after being contacted by concerned family members who said the victims were not answering phone calls.
Both men have criminal records, Tedesco said, and Mann was on parole.
"After being in business for nearly 42 years I can't describe the savagery of a person like this", Todesco said.
They found the bodies inside the home and a medic pronounced all four dead. "I don't have the word", he said the next day. (James White, left, and Justin Mann) "The emotions of a police officer are something you repress because there is a job to be done", Tedesco said, adding that no one involved in this case will ever forget it.
It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of two of our students, Shanise Myers of School 14 and Jeremiah "JJ" Myers of Troy Middle School.
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"It feels like somebody ripped us to shreds and we only have each other right now and we are grasping and holding on to each other for dear life".
"If you know something that could help us put the monster away who did this to my sister and her attractive babies, you've got to say something". Shanta Myers (Mother to both children), 36 years old.
"I'm scared to go to the corner store", he told reporters, according to the Times Union. She was part of the class of 2013, but did not return for her senior year, he said. Brandi Mells, 22 years old.
"We're going to do everything we can to look into this and get to the bottom of what happened here", he continued.
John Carmello, Troy school superintendent, said: "Our hearts are broken and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with their family and loved ones during this terribly troubling time".
"This will be a full-court press, if you will, until we bring someone to justice", he told reporters.