CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — A man is charged with killing a woman and her 7-year-old son inside the suburban Buffalo apartment where they all lived.

The woman’s 2-year-old child was found apparently unharmed near a church.

Shane Stevenson appeared in Cheektowaga (cheek-toh-WAH’-guh) Town Court Friday on second-degree murder charges and is being held without bail.

Cheektowaga police say they found the bodies of 30-year-old Raina Voll and her son, Leo Klinger, Thursday evening while investigating the discovery of Voll’s other child in a stroller a short distance away.

Stevenson is not the father of either child. He’s due back in court next week. It’s unknown whether he has a lawyer.

Police, at a news conference, would not say how the victims died, citing the ongoing investigation.

VIAThe Associated Press
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.