Geneseo PD: 3 Found Dead in Home Near SUNY Geneseo Campus
Police are conducting an investigation in the village of Geneseo after three people were found dead early Sunday morning. Time Warner Cable News reporter Tara Grimes shares what police are saying, and has more on the lives that were lost.
GENESEO, N.Y. -- The Geneseo Police Department released the names of the three people found dead early Sunday morning.
At a press conference held late Sunday afternoon, officers identified the victims as Kelsey Annese, 21, from Webster, Matthew Hutchinson, 24, from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Colin Kingston, 24, from Geneseo.
Police say around 6 a.m. they received a phone call from a family member of one of these individuals alerting them to the home at 18 Wadsworth Street.
When officers arrived, they say they found three bodies inside.
Police said the home was Annese's temporary residence. Officers said they are looking into if one of them was a perpetrator. However, they would not call this a homicide-suicide. They say no gun was used, but they did find a knife.
"It's still early in our investigation, but with some of the information that was located at the scene, it gives us some preliminary information that we can say that one of the individuals may have been the perpetrator on scene,” Geneseo Police Department Public Information Officer Jeffrey Szczesniak said. “Again, still too early to say."
SUNY Geneseo reports Annese and Hutchinson were both seniors there and Kingston was a former student.
Annese was an education and Spanish major with a minor in psychology. University officials said she was also a member of the women’s basketball team. According to the Geneseo Knights website, she had even scored five points in Saturday night’s game against Buffalo State. It also said the Webster Schroeder High School graduate was named MVP at her high school in 2012.
Hutchinson was studying geography with a business studies minor.
He was not only a member of the school’s hockey team, but he also served as a Geneseo Volunteer Firefighter.
Sunday afternoon, the fire department hung up mourning bunting remembering Hutchinson and the Geneseo Ice Knights posted this photo on their Twitter writing quote, “’The best job I ever had’ -- #23” He too played in a game against Franklin Pierce on Saturday night.
Not much is known about Kingston yet, except he had attended SUNY Genseo before, but wasn't enrolled in the spring semester.
Police are expected to hold another press conference Monday at 2 p.m. Joining them will be university officials and the Geneseo District Attorney’s Office.