Troy police investigating death of 21-year-old woman

Troy Police are investigating a suspicious death on Pawling Avenue.

TROY, NY (WRGB) - Troy police say they have a person of interest in the death of a 21-year-old Schodack woman.

That man has injuries, is in the hospital and is a parolee. His name has not been released, but police say he knew Brianna Haughton.

Police say her body was found in a Pawling Avenue home after getting a check welfare call Sunday night.

Police say at one point they also thought an infant could possibly be inside the home, however they say that was not the case and the child was found safe elsewhere.

Troy Police Chief Brian Owens says after the initial call to check welfare at Pawling Avenue, another call came about a man in the hospital with significant wounds.

Chief Owens says it is unclear how that person was hurt, but says the man knew the victim and is considered a person of interest. He is in stable condition.

Joseph Tacelli lives across the street from where Haughton was found. He says he didn’t know her, but that this is a safe neighborhood.

“You hear about it. You read about it, but for it to happen right next to your house in your neighborhood is kinda crazy,” said Tacelli.

Troy police say federal, state, county and local law enforcement have combined efforts to try to solve the city’s first homicide of 2019.

Chief Owens says the victim was deceased when she was found Sunday night. He says investigators are working on a time line to figure out when the crime took place.

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