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Flier helps Schenectady police nab suspect in Troy murders

Flier helps Schenectady police nab suspect in Troy murders

One of two suspects in a double murder in Troy was arrested Monday afternoon in Schenectady by offic

One of two suspects in a double murder in Troy was arrested Monday afternoon in Schenectady by officers who had just been shown a flier seeking the man, police said.

Daniel Reuter, 33, no address given, was charged in the Aug. 20 deaths of Allen and Maria Lockrow. The other suspect, Jacob S. Heimroth, 33, was arrested in Troy, police there said.

Reuter, Troy police believed, may have been in Schenectady, so they contacted Schenectady police. Two officers on a call in the downtown area were shown a flier by two detectives with Reuter’s photo and information, Schenectady police spokesman Lt. Mark McCracken said.

“They said it was like 30 seconds later,” McCracken said. “They were sitting there looking at it, and he came walking around the corner.”

The officers identified the man as a possibile match to the flier and approached him. Reuter did not resist. He was taken into custody and turned over to Troy police.

McCracken didn’t have the exact location of the arrest.

McCracken identified the police involved in identifying and arresting Reuter as officers Brandon Kietlinski and Timothy Rizzo, and detectives Thomas Ciampolillo and Kevin Derkowski.

Allen, 51, and Maria Lockrow, 59, were beaten to death inside their mobile home at 709 First Ave. early on the morning of Aug. 20, Troy police said.

Police were called to the residence about 2:40 a.m. after a neighbor heard noises similar to a fight, police said. Two men were also seen leaving the scene in the couple’s vehicle.

Police arrived expecting to find a domestic dispute, but instead found a quiet home and no answer to their knocks at the door. They also found the front door damaged, apparently from having been forced open.

Officers entered and found Allen Lockrow dead. His wife was still alive, but gravely injured. She died later at St. Mary’s Hospital.

The two are believed to have been killed by a large stick, possibly a baseball bat, police said.

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