Colonie police investigating homicide at Super 8 Motel

A Colonie woman was pronounced dead shortly after 6:23 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, after an incident that Colonie police are classifying as a homicide.

The Colonie Police Department arrived at the motel after receiving a call from a man reporting a female and he needed assistance after suffering multiple lacerations caused by a knife.

According to the police report, Mary J. Fyvie, 23, of Colonie was pronounced dead on the scene after being stabbed twice in the torso and one cut on her hand. Colonie Police Lt. Robert Winn said an autopsy, performed by Dr. Jeffrey Hubbard at Albany Medical Center Hospital, revealed she had died as a result of blood loss. Winn would not reveal how long she had been dead before police had arrived.

Rupert B. Alberga, 29, of Colonie had suffered a laceration on his arm and was transported by Colonie EMS to Albany Medical Center. Winn said Alberga was cooperative and speaking with investigators before he entered surgery on Sunday afternoon for non-life threatening injuries. He is still recovering at the hospital.

Winn said the two individuals involved would be classified as boyfriend and girlfriend. They had also been living from motel to motel along Central Avenue with their last known long-term address being Green Park Inn at 1517 Central Avenue. The reason as to why the couple did not have a permanent address is being withheld because the investigation is continuing, though Winn said the drug activity that was being monitored in that area will be a part of the investigation.

Colonie police is not releasing any information on potential suspects or if there was a third party involved. The Colonie Police Department is still working on the case with assistance from the Albany County District Attorney's Office.

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