Mother reported the daughter missing, but no amber alert issued (again). No reason to believe they were in danger?
LAKE GEORGE — A Hilton man shot and killed his two young daughters before killing himself in a campground over the weekend, police said.
Lt. Steven Stockdale of the Warren County Sheriff's Office has confirmed Adam P. Parcells, 29, shot and killed himself and children Noel Parcells, 10, of Rochester, and Mia Parcells, 3, of Hilton.
The three were killed with a .45-caliber rifle sometime Monday night in
a tent where they had been staying.
Adam P. Parcells was found dead from a single gunshot. Each girl had been shot numerous times, apparently as they slept, police said.
The deaths occurred in an isolated area of Adirondack Camping Village, a 168-site campground about two miles north of the village of Lake George.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday after the owner of the Adirondack Camping Village went to check on a vehicle and found the bodies in a nearby tent. No one reported hearing
anything unusual near the tent Monday.
Police say Parcells and Mia's mother were in the process of separating.
Noel Parcells' mother reported her missing to Rochester police on Friday, and an Amber Alert, issued when a child is reported missing, was not put out by Rochester police, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
"It seems like a very estranged family situation. It involved two young children who were taken from their moms. I don't kn
now how people even start to rectify that grief," Stockdale said.
Noel Parcells had completed fifth grade at Hilton Central School District's Village Elementary School in June, said district spokeswoman Barbara Carder. Noel attended the school from second through fifth grade but was supposed to attend a private school in Rochester this year, Carder said.
Village Elementary Principal Tracie Czebatol called an emergency staff meeting yesterday to inform staff, including teachers who had Noel in class. Grief counselors will be on hand today at the school for students and staff, Carder said.
Rochester Police Public Information Officer Stephen Scott said late Tuesday that the department is "looking into RPD's involvement with this family," and is expected to release its findings today.