Oneida County Sheriff Jeff Semrad spoke about the recent triple homicide. He set the scene,"It was a man that came here to pick up a dog and when he was backing in he saw through his mirror a little girl on the steps of the house, he got out to check on her and he went to the door and the door opened and knocked on the door and no one came so he went inside and found three bodies inside the house."
The sheriff described the condition in which the two year child and the two month old infant were in and where they are now.
"Very hungry and cold, the baby the little two month old baby had laid under his mother's arm from the time that the incident happened Thursday evening around there to when we got here around one o'clock yesterday (Friday) afternoon. The little girl had basically wandered around all night in the dark. Of course she was very cold and hungry and the EMTs took good care of her and got them warmed up and with their Grandmother now," he added.
The sheriff feels that there is indeed proof that dog fighting did happen on this property in the very recent past.
He was confident enough to note that, "They have been fighting dogs here, there's a setup inside the shed in the back, a dog ring and all of that, so they've definitely been fighting, our evidence shows that there was a dog fight here last Saturday apparently."
In talking with police I discovered that 38 marijuana plants had been confiscated from this home, I was given a rough street value of 2500 dollars per plant that puts us at $95,000 dollars worth of marijuana that was confiscated from this residence. Police also said that the perpetrators had a pretty complex marijuana growing system.
"They had a water system and a light system and a lot of pots to grow a lot of marijuana in, so yeah they had a good system," said Sheriff Semrad
No suspect has been arrested in this triple homicide and local law enforcement would like to reassure the public that they are in no elevated danger.
In wanting to keep everyone calm he noted that, "Everyone should be vigilant and be ready to protect themselves but its obvious that there's some type of relationship here that this isn't some type of a serial killer or anything like that."