In a statement, BU spokesman Ryan Yarosh said that the stabbing does not appear to be a random act. Police say the suspect, a student at the school, has been arrested.
According to The (Westchester County, N.Y.) Journal News, Souza graduated from Blind Brooke-Rye Union Free School District in Rye Brook, N.Y., a year ago and was a star soccer player.
Roqueis accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old freshman engineering student Joao Souza at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday inside Windham Hall residence hall, police and university officials said.
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Investigators from university and the state police interviewed people overnight. He was described as a "light-skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark, Puma hooded sweatshirt".
"The last two months have been very, very hard", an emotional Stenger said at Monday's news conference.
Faughnan did not identify the suspect, and said investigators have not verified whether he is a current BU student.
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The school, one of the four university centers in New York's sprawling state university system, canceled classes on Monday due the 'tragic event.' Counseling was being offered to students and staff. Classes will resume on Tuesday. "I'm absolutely sure we'll do that again". Souza had previously attended high school in NY and was a native of Brazil, where family was notified, according to the university.
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The Binghamton U. community had already been reeling after a nursing student, Haley Anderson, was found killed in an off-campus house.
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They nicknamed him "Tiantian" (or "little sweet"), for the joy he brought after years of bitter legal battles and crushing loss. Other babies have their fathers and mothers, but he doesn't. "We will definitely tell him in the future - how can we not?"
Roque was charged Monday evening with second-degree murder.