Updated 03/22/2013 10:12 PM
Two bodies found in Binghamton home
Police in Broome County are working hard to unravel what lead up to a double homicide in the Town of Binghamton. Our Elyse Mickalonis has more on what investigators are doing to shine light on this already disturbing case.
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Lisi Lane in the Town of Binghamton isn’t an area known for crime.
"A middle class, residential neighborhood; no, these acts of violence are fairly rare there,” said Alex J. Minor, Broome County Undersheriff.
That all changed on Friday afternoon, when Sheriff's deputies responded to a home at 4185 Lisi Lane around 12:30 p.m.
"When our deputies arrived, they had to force their way into the house. Upon searching the residents, they found the body of a female in the basement and the body of a male on the second floor,” said Minor.
Undersheriff Alex Minor said relatives had been trying to contact someone who lives at the home. Those attempts took place from early in the morning right up until they called police Friday afternoon when they weren't able to reach them and felt there was a problem.
"Right now, we’re tracking down acquaintances and families of both victims and trying to piece together what may have occurred,” said Minor.
Minor said it does not appear to be a murder-suicide, but that investigators are going to take their time to ensure they have all the information they need.
"This is one of those investigations that we have to take it very slow and methodical. It’s like a putting a puzzle together and we have the very basic pieces right now. And, it's going to take us a while, but we're confident we'll be successful” said Minor.
Despite the disturbing details, police said residents along Lisi Lane shouldn’t be worried for their own safety.
"We feel this is not a random act of violence,” said Minor. “There's nothing to indicate that any of the other neighbors would be in any kind of danger. So, I think they can rest easy."
Minor said residents are being asked to stay away from the scene so investigators can do all they can to solve the case and allow the community to start healing.
Anyone with information is being urged to call the Sheriff's Office at (607)-778-1189. All calls will be kept confidential.