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.

The B-ALERT states that the victim has been identified as 19-year-old freshman engineering student Joao Souza.

Officials said "At this time, the police are confident this was not a random act."

The suspect is described as a light-skinned male wearing dark pants and a dark, Puma brand hooded sweatshirt. At last report, no suspect was in custody.  Anyone with information can contact Binghamton University Police at (607) 777-2393 or the New York State Police.

Classes at the Vestal campus have been suspended.

Any students in need of counseling can reach out to the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team by calling (607) 777-2804.

This is the second violent death of a student enrolled at Binghamton University this year.  March 9, the body of 22 year old nursing student, Haley Anderson was found in the Oak Street Apartment of fellow nursing student, 22 year old Orlando Tercero, with whom she reportedly had a relationship.

Tercero was arrested in Nicaragua and charged with the Westbury, Long Island woman's murder, leaving law enforcement officials tasked with trying to get him extradited to the United States.


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