Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Suspect at Large After Binghamton University Student Stabbed to Death

Stabbing on BU's Campus, Suspect At Large Binghamton University student killed in campus stabbing
Melinda Barton | 17 April, 2018, 01:34

A teenager from Rye Brook has been stabbed to death at Binghamton University.

Joao Souza, an engineering student, was attacked at Windham Hall about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in a stabbing that does not appear to be a random act, BU spokesman Ryan Yarosh said in a statement. "Due to yesterday's tragic event on campus, all classes are canceled today, Monday, April 16", it read.

Investigators say he was fatally stabbed inside Windham Hall. They described the suspect as a light-skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark, hooded sweatshirt.

As he walked outside the Couper Administration Building Monday morning, 21-year-old Conrad Taylor, a December 2017 graduate of BU who also serves on Binghamton City Council, described this tragedy is heartbreaking - a disgusting crime. This is the second student to be murdered this school year at Binghamton University.

An "Active Alert" was issued overnight for a reported stabbing on Binghamton University's campus, according to the college's website.

Binghamton is part of the State University of NY system.

Police from multiple agencies investigating the stabbing interviewed "numerous people" throughout the night, according to the university.

University officials said they would release more information about the student's family was notified.

For those in need of counseling services, the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team, along with the University Counseling Center (UCC) and Residential Life, can offer support. Haley Anderson, 22, was a nursing student who was strangled to death at an off-campus residence on March 9, Pix11 News reported.