A 19-year-old first-year student at Binghamton University was stabbed to death on Sunday night, the university announced via alerts.
Superintendent of the Blind Brook school district in Westchester County, Jonathan Ross, told that the Journal information which Souza graduated this past year by Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, wherever he was a standout soccer player.
"Law enforcement believes the attack was not a random act and that the victim was targeted", university vice president Brian Rose said. "Due to yesterday's tragic event on campus, all classes are canceled today, Monday, April 16", it read.
On March 9, the body of nursing student Haley Anderson, 22, of Westbury, was found in the off-campus apartment of a fellow student she had briefly dated. The family has been notified and has requested privacy.
Campus police and New York State Police have been on campus, searching the area near the on-campus housing building Windham Hall.
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Authorities are asking anyone with information about the stabbing or the suspect's whereabouts to contact Binghamton University Police at 607-777-2393.
Police from multiple agencies investigating the stabbing interviewed "numerous people" throughout the night, according to the university. Police said the suspect fled on foot and is described as a "light skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark hoodie".
The crisis team at the Middle/High School has convened and a plan is in place to provide counseling to students and staff who may be in need.
This was the second slaying of a student this semester. She had been strangled.