Watervliet police conduct death investigation

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As of Friday at around 10 a.m., Watervliet Police are on the scene at 13th Street conducting a multi-agency investigation. Police have confirmed to NEWS10 they are investigating a death, and that the people inside the home they are searching have nothing to do with the current investigation.

“The callous manner in which this infant child was discarded violates the core of all decency and
humanity. Abuse and maltreatment against children cannot be tolerated. Each member of the
Watervliet Police Department, along with our law enforcement partners will continue to work
tirelessly to bring the people responsible for this criminal act to justice,” said Watervliet Police Chief Chief Joseph Centanni.

Police have said they have found skeletal remains on the property. They say they are running tests to determine the type of bones discovered.

13th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue is currently closed and Watervliet Police were asking people to stay away from the area. Police have been there since early Friday morning and expect to be there most of the day.

-Chief Joseph L. Centanni

There is no threat to any surrounding buildings or residents and the investigation is still ongoing.

This is a developing news story. We have a crew on the scene right now, so stay with NEWS10 for the latest updates.

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