Binghamton University Police and New York State Police are investigating a deadly stabbing that happened inside a residence hall on campus Sunday night. 19-year-old Joao Souza, a freshman engineering student died Sunday night. University officials say the family has been notified and is requesting privacy. The incident occurred in Windham Hall. The victim’s suitemates have been relocated to other residences, and classes have been cancelled today.
The suspect is still at large and an investigation is well underway. Police are confident this was not a random act. Counseling services are being offered by the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team, along with the University Counseling Center (UCC) and Residential Life, can offer support. Students who would like to speak to someone can reach out to the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team by calling (607) 777-2804. The UCC can be reached by calling (607) 777-2772. To reach a counselor after hours, students should call (607) 777-2772 and select #2. In an emergency, call 911.