Binghamton University cancels classes after second student murder in 5 weeks


Following a day long search by numerous authorities bureaus, " a Binghamton University student was taken in to custody as a suspect in the stabbing death of the 19-year-old trainee, authorities said Monday.

The university said Souza's family had requested privacy. In a statement, BU spokesman Ryan Yarosh said that the stabbing does not appear to be a random act.

Classes at Binghamton are canceled today. They released surveillance photos of the suspect wearing dark trousers and a dark, hooded sweatshirt as they asked for the public's help.

The incident happened at around 10:30 Binghamton University in upstate NY.

Investigators say he was fatally stabbed inside Windham Hall.

Police have identified the victim as 19-year-old Joao Souza, a freshman engineering student who recently graduated from Blind Brook High School.

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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.

Police did not elaborate early Monday evening where the suspect was found or his name, but said he was a Binghamton Unviersity student.

Campus police and New York State Police have been on campus, searching the area near the on-campus housing building Windham Hall.

This was the second slaying of a student this semester.

The University is offering a number of services for students, faculty and staff following the incident. She had been strangled.

The Broome County District Attorney's Office is seeking to have the suspect, Orlando Tercero, returned from Nicaragua to stand trial.