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Murder victims' SUV found

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Updated: 9/01 11:08 pm
LANSINGBURGH, N.Y. - Troy officials have confirmed that the SUV stolen from two murder victims has been found.

Mayor Lou Rosamilia's office said Allen Lockrow's missing SUV was recovered by police on Friday. Troy Police Captain Richard Sprague said it was found nearby.

“It was recovered in an adjoining county,” he said.

Husband and wife, Allen and Maria Lockrow, were found beaten in their First Avenue home on the morning of August 20. Allen was deceased when police arrived to the scene. Maria was taken to a hospital where she later died.

Since the crime took place, police have been searching for a 2013 blue Ford Escape with the license plate CKL 8018.

Maria's brother Tad Pietrak has been calling detectives for updates on the case. Pietrak hopes evidence inside the vehicle will shine light on the case, but he's also doubtful.

Pietrak believes his sister and brother-in-law were targeted for reasons he won't share publically. Pietrak has also been questioned by police several times due to prior arrests in alleged assaults on Maria and his mother.

Troy Police have not named him as a suspect though they have several persons of interest in the case. Police will not confirm if they’ve made any arrests in relation to the Lockrows’ deaths. They will only state the Ford Escape is a key piece of evidence and is a primary focus.

“We have it here. It will be processed for evidence,” Sprague said. “We have no other comment than that.”

The Lockrows were laid to rest on August 26 following a service at St. Augustine Church. Family and friends said at the services that they will remember the couple by how they lived their lives and not how they died.

Two small memorials have also been placed outside the Lockrows' trailer.

The double homicide of the Lockrows has been added to a list of a number of unsolved crimes in Troy this year, including a string of arsons.

Troy Police Chief John Tedesco and Mayor Lou Rosamilia will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Troy Police Station in relation to two recent homicides.

No other information regarding the press conference was available.

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