Police Find 3 Dead in House Near SUNY Geneseo Campus

January 17, 2016 3:25 pm Last Updated: January 18, 2016 5:36 pm

Authorities are investigating the deaths of three people who were found in a house in Geneseo, a town about 35 miles south of Rochester, N.Y.

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Police responded to the home on 18 Wadsworth Street in Geneseo around 6 a.m. Sunday after receiving a report that some kind of incident had taken place.

The names of the dead are Kelsey Annese, 21,  senior at SUNY Geneseo from Webster, N.Y., area and a member of the university basketball team; Mathew Hutchinson, 24, from Vancouver, British Columbia, senior at SUNY Geneseo, the university’s hockey team member, and volunteer firefighter who lived in the area; Colin Kingston, 24, from Geneseo, former student of SUNY Geneseo, according to officer Jeffrey Szczesniak of the Geneseo Police Department.

No official information as to the cause of death or possible suspects was released.

No firearm was used but a knife was recovered at the scene, Szczesniak said during a press conference live-streamed by Democrat & Chronicle.

There’s “absolutely not” a reason to believe that the general public safety is in jeopardy at this time, Szczesniak said.

The incident happened early in the morning and a family member of one of the victims called 911 in the morning.

Police has no witnesses that heard or seen anything.

The house was a local residence of Kelsea Annese.

One of the reporters at the press conference was heard saying that, according to police scanner traffic, Kingston’s father called 911 saying his son killed his girlfriend and was thinking of committing suicide.

Officer Szczesniak said he can’t confirm who called 911 and declined to confirm the incident as a murder-suicide. He said though, that based on the information police has so far, one of the individuals may have been a perpetrator.

Another press conference is planned for Monday 2 pm.

 

 
 

We have experienced a terrible tragedy in Geneseo today involving two of our students and a former student. Our thoughts…

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The house is near the campus of SUNY Geneseo. The school put out a statement on its Facebook page that it was working with authorities and later released a fact sheet on its website.

 

There is an active police investigation underway near campus on Wadsworth Street. There is no threat to public safety but please avoid the Wadsworth Street area in Geneseo. Thanks for you cooperation.

Posted by SUNY Geneseo on Sunday, January 17, 2016

 

We are working with local authorities on an active police investigation near campus in which three bodies were found in…

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We are working with local authorities on an active police investigation near campus in which three bodies were found in…

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We understand and share your concerns regarding the ongoing off-campus investigation. We’re awaiting release of additional information from Geneseo Police and will update you as soon as we are able.

Posted by SUNY Geneseo on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Associated Press contributed to this report.