3 Dead in Off-Campus House in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Victims were 2 SUNY Geneseo students and a former student
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 18, 2016 9:07 AM CST
3 Dead in Off-Campus House in Apparent Murder-Suicide
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Two students and one former student of a college in Western New York are dead in what looks to be a murder-suicide. The three were found in an off-campus house in Geneseo, with the victims identified as Kelsey Annese, 21, who played on the SUNY Geneseo women's basketball team; Matthew Hutchinson, 24, who played on the hockey team; and Colin Kingston, 24, a former student at the college, reports the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Police say the father of one of the men—they won't say which—called 911 early Sunday to report that his son just told him he had killed his girlfriend and planned to kill himself.

"We believe the perpetrator is one of the deceased," says a Geneseo police official. Two of the victims were found in a bedroom of the house, and a knife was recovered, reports the Buffalo News. Others were in the home at the time of the killings but apparently unaware of what was happening. The college has set up a Web page on the deaths to provide updates, and the spring semester will start Tuesday as scheduled. (More murder suicide stories.)

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