Suspect in Binghamton University Killing in Custody

Apr 17, 2018, 18:16
Suspect in Binghamton University Killing in Custody

19-year-old Souza was found stabbed around 10:30 p.m. Sunday inside a suite in Windham Hall, located in the Mountainview Community.

Investigators from university and the state police interviewed people overnight. Day, university and police officials declared the defendant was detained.

The suspect fled after the killing and remains at large, according to an alert posted on the university's website.

In a statement, BU spokesman Ryan Yarosh said that the stabbing does not appear to be a random act.

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The school, one of the four university centers in New York's sprawling state university system, canceled classes Monday due the "tragic event".

Joao Souza, who graduated from Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, was identified as the victim.

Investigators have not disclosed circumstances surrounding Sunday's stabbing, which marks the second homicide involving a BU student this year and the fourth homicide to occur in Broome County for 2018.

"We want to make sure that everyone is reassured that the campus is safe and that there is no threat to the campus", Faughnan said. Souza's family was notified and requested privacy, according to the university.

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The University is offering a number of services for students, faculty and staff following the incident. On March 9, the body of Binghamton nursing student Haley Anderson, of Westbury on Long Island, was found in the off-campus apartment of a fellow student she had briefly dated.

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Roque is charged with second-degree murder.

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