UPDATE: Autopsy confirms stab wounds as cause of death in Amsterdam homicides
Police are on the scene of an apparent double-murder on Locust Avenue in Amsterdam. (NEWS10 Photo)
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. - Police in Amsterdam are investigating the murder of two people whom were found dead with multiple stab wounds Friday morning.
Amsterdam Police were called at roughly 5:45 a.m. Friday morning by a neighbor who saw blood in the hallway of a building located at 359 Locust Avenue and reported an unknown medical emergency.
When officers arrived, authorities said they discovered two bodies - one male and one female - deceased at the home. The victims are identified as 46-year-old Cheryl Goss of Forbes Street and 56-year-old William McDermott of Locust Avenue.
Police confirm that there were signs of a struggle and that illegal drugs likely contributed to the deaths of the victims.
As of Saturday evening, preliminary autopsy results done by Dr. Michael Sikirica of Albany Medical Center show that Goss and McDermott died from multiple stab wounds.
The deaths of these victims are considered suspicious at this time. The investigation is continuing with assistance from the New York State Police Major Crimes Unit and their Forensic Investigation Unit.
Further leads are being tracked down and anyone with information related to this case should contact 518-842-1100.