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Binghamton freshman found fatally stabbed in campus residence

Binghamton freshman found fatally stabbed in campus residence

A suspect in the Sunday night fatal stabbing of a Binghamton University freshman is now in custody, according to police.

Binghamton University police chief Timothy Faughnan late Monday afternoon announced the search for the killer of 19-year-old Joao Souza had ended.

"They have reported that this does not appear to be a random act", the university said.

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

Engineering university student Joao Souza was assaulted at roughly 10:30 pm Sunday in a house package on the campus near the Pennsylvania state line. The suspect was "described as a light-skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark Puma hooded sweatshirt", according to the university, and he "remains at large".




Binghamton officials are contacting the victim's family and will provide more details about what happened as they become available, according to the SUNY university's website.

"Investigators from multiple agencies have been interviewing numerous people throughout the night", a statement from the university read.

However, the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton reported that it occurred in Windham Hall, a residential building. Furthermore, the school is offering counseling services.

"For the second time this semester we've struggled to absorb the news that one of our students has been killed", Rose said. Hayley Anderson, of Westbury, Long Island, was found dead in an off-campus home in March.

The Broome County district attorney's office is now now seeking to possess this suspect came back from Nicaragua to stand test.