Binghamton University: First-year student killed in stabbing Sunday night

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the stabbing or the suspect's whereabouts to contact Binghamton University Police at 607-777-2393.

The departure of Mr. Souza an engineering student who graduated in Blind Brook High School at Rye Brook, " N.Y., last year, arrived only five weeks right after another Binghamton pupil was murdered.

According to a tweet from the university, Michael M. Roque, 20, a Binghamton University student, was charged with second degree murder.

In a statement Monday, Marc J. Cohen, State University of New York Student Assembly president and SUNY trustee, said, "The thoughts of all SUNY students are with the Binghamton University family today".

Roque was taken to the Broome County Jail after the arraignment. Haley Anderson, a 22-year-old nursing student, was found dead in an off-campus residence on March 9 after being strangled.

The alert stated the stabbing happened around 10:30 Windham Hall. He's described as a "light-skinned male wearing dark trousers and dark hoodie". The university announced Souza's death on Monday, April 16.

Police from multiple agencies investigating the stabbing interviewed "numerous people" throughout the night, according to the university.

"For the second time this semester we've struggled to absorb the news that one of our students has been killed", Rose said.

Souza was a native of Brazil who graduated a year ago from Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, New York.

Conrad Taylor, 21, a December Binghamton University graduate who also serves on the Binghamton City Council, described this tragedy as heartbreaking - a disgusting crime. "I'm absolutely sure we'll do that again".

"It's been a very hard day for our community".

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