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Police: 4th suspect In Custody In Slaying Of Upstate NY Man


A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the killing of an upstate New York man whose roommate also was found slain last week.

Police in Troy 26-year-old Cresencio Salazar was captured in New York City on a second-degree murder warrant in the killing of 23-year-old Javier Gomez. Police say Gomez was found beaten and stabbed to death inside his Troy apartment on Oct. 17.

The body of his roommate, 24-year-old Cristian Gonzalez Hernandez, was found the next night in a creek outside Troy.

Authorities in Virginia arrested three other men connected to the slayings last week. They're being held in jail pending an extradition hearing next month.

Salazar is being held in the Rensselaer County Jail pending his arraignment.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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