A 19-year-old Binghamton University freshman was fatally stabbed on campus Sunday night - the second homicide involving a BU student this year, according to reports.
Jonathan Ross, superintendent of the Blind Brook school district in Westchester County, told the Journal News that Souza graduated previous year from Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, where he was a standout soccer player.
Joao Souza, an engineering student, was attacked at Windham Hall about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in a stabbing that does not appear to be a random act, BU spokesman Ryan Yarosh said in a statement.More news: Mariah Carey's Rep Responds As Former Manager Accuses Singer Of Sexual Harassment
The school, one of the four university centers in New York's sprawling state university system, canceled classes Monday due the "tragic event".
Several people have been interviewed overnight by investigators from multiple agencies, university officials said. Police said the suspect fled on foot and is described as a "light skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark hoodie".
In the day, university authorities released surveillance pictures of the suspect as they inquired for the public's aid, wearing dark trousers and a dark sweatshirt. According to the New York Post, authorities revealed Anderson - whose death shocked the student body - had been strangled.More news: Don't Buy or Eat Romaine Lettuce Right Now, Consumer Reports Warns
Binghamton is part of the State University of NY system.
This was the slaying of a student in the past two weeks.
The school is offering counseling services for students, faculty and staff.More news: Trump Slams Comey, He "Committed Many Crimes!"
The Broome County district attorney's office is now now seeking to possess this suspect came back from Nicaragua to stand test.