Monday's double homicide in the Wayne County village is the fourth violent crime in recent months

SODUS — Four violent crimes in less than a year has put the small Town of Sodus on edge.

On Monday, a massive manhunt was launched to find the suspect that gunned down 28-year-old Josh Niles and 24-year-old Amber Washburn in front of their son.

"We've had a lot of problems this summer up here," said Deputy Chief Steve Sklenar with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office following the double homicide. "I don't know what or what's changed, but we take it very seriously."

Monday's double homicide follows the disappearance and death of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and her son over the summer. The 14-month-old boy was missing until last week when remains believed to be Owen Hidalgo-Calderon were found.

Two Sodus High School seniors were also killed late last year. Both seniors were stabbed to death.

"I don't understand where humankind has broken down and society has become what it is," said Stefanie Haas, born and raised in Sodus."I don't know how you can think so little of someone and their lives."

Haas's family home is only a block from where Monday's double homicide took place on Carlton Street. The 48-year-old stopped by the home on Tuesday to check on her parents following the frightening ordeal.

"It's just not the same anymore," said Haas in response to the violent year. "It's not that warm hometown community anymore."

Haas added, "It seems like everyone is a stranger."

Growing up, Haas says families left doors unlocked and children freely roamed the streets without an ounce of fear but that comfort has crumbled.

"As an adult now, I wouldn't feel safe letting my kids roam the streets by themselves and there are days I wouldn't want to walk Main Street either," said Haas. "It's sad that, as human beings, we can't cope with stresses and changes in our lives and that we think the only solution is to hurt someone and take their life."