Binghamton freshman fatally stabbed, search on for suspect


According to official entries on the Binghamton University Facebook page, a freshman is dead as a result of a stabbing at a dorm on campus April 15.

Joao Souza, 19, was stabbed at approximately 10:30 a suspect described as "a light-skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark, Puma hooded sweatshirt". The suspect fled the scene on foot. Officials say Souza's family has been notified and has requested privacy.

'At this time, the police are confident this was not a random act, ' the university said on its website. He was 19 years old.

Classes at Binghamton are canceled today. The suspect remains at large, according to a statement issued by the university.

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Several people have been interviewed overnight by investigators from multiple agencies, university officials said.

Souza's suitemates at Windham Hall have been relocated to other rooms.

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

This is the second student death at Binghamton in just over a month. On March 9, the body of Binghamton nursing student Haley Anderson, of Westbury, Long Island, was found in the off-campus apartment of a fellow student she had briefly dated.