16 June, 2009
18-year-old Anthony Allen and 17-year-old Robert Thousand have been charged with murder, robbery and burglary. They are accused of killing 24-year-old Renee Greco who was working at the Wyndham Lawn for Children in Lockport.
Police said Greco was at Wyndham Lawn playing cards with residents when Allen and Thousand came in and beat her to death with objects they found in the basement of the home.
There were six to seven other teens that witnessed the incident. One of the residents called 911 and told a dispatcher that the boys hit the lady and took a van.
NFTA officers apprehended three suspects just a few short blocks away from the downtown bus station Tuesday morning. Lockport police interviewed the three teens but so far only two have been formally charged.
The victim, Renee Greco is originally from West Seneca. Her family moved to Texas but she stayed behind. She lived in Buffalo with a roommate.
New York State Office of Children and Family Services which licenses Avenue House and other youth facilities is launching an investigation of Monday night’s tragedy and has suspended its license to operate, effective immediately.
The remaining residents have been moved to other facilities.