Student stabbed to death at Binghamton University

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — A freshman was stabbed to death on campus at Binghamton University on Sunday, school officials said Monday.

Joao Souza, a 19-year-old engineering student from Rye Brook, Westchester was stabbed around 10:30 p.m., according to the university alert system.

The attack happened on the ground floor of an on-campus residence hall and multiple students believe he was stabbed in the neck, according to Binghamton student paper Pipe Dream.

Police said that it “does not appear to be a random act.”

The suspected attacker is a light-skinned man wearing dark pants and a dark, Puma hooded sweatshirt, the university said. He remains at large. The university did not say if the suspect was also a student.

This comes after Binghamton University nursing student Haley Anderson, 22, was found strangled to death at an off-campus residence on March 9. Orlando Tercero, a nursing student at Binghamton who had a previous relationship with Anderson, was taken into custody. Tercero had flown to Nicaragua before her body was discovered.

Binghamton University Police and New York State Police are investigating. Anyone with information should call BinghamtonU Police at 607-777-2393.