Binghamton University student fatally stabbed; suspect at large

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

Investigators from university and the state police interviewed people overnight. Police said the suspect fled on foot and is described as a "light skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark hoodie". The 19-year-old victim could not be saved. The suspect was "described as a light-skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark Puma hooded sweatshirt", according to the university, and he "remains at large".

A Binghamton University student died after he was stabbed on campus, university officials said on the Binghamton University Facebook page.

Earlier Monday evening, District Attorney Steve Cornwell confirmed Roque was in custody after a day of extensive searches across Binghamton University's campus.

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Faughnan did not identify the suspect, and said investigators have not verified whether he is a current BU student.

Souza was a freshman majoring in engineering who graduated a year ago from Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, New York. "We're an incredible community here at Binghamton, but we've faced tragedy and hardship before in different ways, and we've stuck together and stood by each other". On March 9, the body of Binghamton nursing student Haley Anderson, of Westbury on Long Island, was found in the off-campus apartment of a fellow student she had briefly dated. BU officials said that if students would like to speak to someone, they should reach out to the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team by calling 607-777-2804.

BU is offering counseling services for those impacted by the event.

Conrad Taylor, 21, a December Binghamton University graduate who also serves on the Binghamton City Council, described this tragedy as heartbreaking - a disgusting crime.

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