YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Officials successful Yonkers accidental a parent and girl were recovered stabbed to decease successful their location successful a “horrific” scene.
The victims look to person been hoarders, which is making matters worse for investigators.
As CBS2’s Nick Caloway reports, the location connected Shipman Avenue is wholly surrounded by piles of garbage, household items and debris.
Police accidental it was a akin country inside, wherever 2 women were recovered dormant Monday afternoon. The victims are a 70-year-old woman, and her 38-year-old daughter.
“This is evidently a horrific scene,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.
Police were called to the location Monday aft friends accidental the women who lived determination hadn’t been seen successful respective days. They recovered a breached window, truthful they went it.
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“When the officers entered the house, they recovered 2 deceased females with trauma. The trauma appears astatine this constituent to beryllium weapon trauma,” said Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller.
The names of the victims person not been released.
Mueller said the onslaught appears to beryllium targeted, not random. No arrests person been made.
The evident hoarding by the victims is hampering the investigation.
“So the information that there’s tons and tons of items each implicit the place, it’s going to instrumentality that overmuch longer to truly marque definite that we get the country each wrapped up properly,” Mueller said.
Sanitation crews spent the time clearing the property, filling dumpsters and garbage trucks to the brim truthful constabulary had country to work.
Neighbors said the hoarding has been a occupation for years.
“That she had a inclination to hoard. And the city’s been present a fig of times. And the car was ever precise crowded with things,” said neighbour Linda Timmons.
Still, neighbors were stunned by the convulsive killings.
Timmons has lived successful the country astir 80 years.
“Because it is specified a quiescent vicinity I was perfectly shocked. I mean, thing similar this has ever happened successful the past 70 years. It’s shocking,” she said.
Police accidental the past clip the parent oregon girl were seen was past Friday. The older woman, 70, worked for Yonkers nationalist schools.
Police accidental it could instrumentality days to process the country and wide the spot of each the garbage.
So far, there’s nary connection connected who investigators are searching for successful the case.
CBS2’s Nick Caloway contributed to this report.