Suspect in deadly Binghamton University stabbing identified

Stabbing on BU's Campus, Suspect At Large


Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell announced at a 5 p.m. Monday news conference that the suspect, a Binghamton University student, had been taken into custody. Court documents say he stabbed Joao Souza multiple times in room G17 of Windham Hall.

A 19-year-old freshman was fatally stabbed on Binghamton University campus and his killer remained at large Monday.

The fatal stabbing was the second murder involving a Binghamton student this year.

The Brazilian native was attacked Sunday night in a residence suite on the campus in Binghamton near the Pennsylvania state line.

Police have released photos of the stabbing suspect wearing dark clothes and a hooded sweatshirt.

He would later die at a nearby medical facility.

Police searched the area around Windham Hall and areas like the Nature Preserve throughout the day.

Jonathan Ross, superintendent of the Blind Brook school district in Westchester County, told the Journal News that Souza graduated a year ago from Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, where he was a standout soccer player.

The Binghamton U. community had already been reeling after a nursing student, Haley Anderson, was found killed in an off-campus house.

All classes at Binghamton University are canceled Monday, April 16 following the incident.

This was the second slaying of a student this semester.

The suspect in that case fled to Nicaragua and Broome County is looking to have him sent back to stand trial.

The crisis team at the Middle/High School has convened and a plan is in place to provide counseling to students and staff who may be in need.

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