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Suspect In Custody After Fatal Stabbing Of College Student From Westchester

Surveillance video released of the suspect by Binghamton University Police.
Surveillance video released of the suspect by Binghamton University Police. Photo Credit: Binghamton University Police

A suspect has been apprehended following the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old Binghamton University student from Westchester , authorities announced late Friday afternoon.

Joao Souza of Rye Brook was stabbed to death at a residential hall late Sunday night and the suspect, a fellow Binghamton University student, was at large until he was apprehended Monday.

Souza, a native of Brazil, was a freshman engineering student and 2017 Blind Brook High School graduate, where he was a three-year starter on the varsity boys soccer team.

The name of the suspect in custody has not yet been released.

The stabbing occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday on the ground floor at Windham Hall.

Police are confident the stabbing was not a random act.

Classes at Binghamton were canceled on Monday. Counseling is also being provided for students.

It was the second murder of a Binghamton University student in the span of less than two months. In early March, a 21-year-old college student from Nyack found the body of her murdered housemate after becoming concerned she had not heard from her

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