For Immediate Release
September 29, 2012
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BROCKPORT, NY—This morning, a female student was discovered deceased under suspicious circumstances by University Police officers. There is no reason to believe that any other members of the campus community are endangered in any way. University Police is being assisted by the Monroe County Sherriff’s Department in this investigation. The thoughts and prayers of the entire College at Brockport community are with the family and friends of this student.
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A temporary Parent Hotline has been established to field questions and concerns from parents. That number is 585-734-3925.
We want to provide an update regarding the death of the female student on our campus this morning. The Monroe County Sheriff’s office held a joint press conference with our University Police in Rochester at 1:15 pm today to announce the arrest of a suspect. This suspect, a resident of New Hartford, NY, and not a Brockport student, is being arraigned in Sweden Town Court this afternoon and being charged with murder. We are thankful for the cooperation between University Police, the Monroe County Sheriff’s office, and new York State Police , which resulted in a quick arrest. We understand that there is a lot of talk around campus and activity on various social media outlets regarding the identity of the victim. The College is honoring the policy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s office, who is withholding the name of the student until proper notification to the family is made. Above all else we want to show our respect for the family. Once the Sheriff’s office releases the name, we will share that information with the campus community. Counseling Center staff have been meeting all day with students and along with Residential Life staff, coaches, and other caring professionals remain available to provide support for students. The Counseling Center is open until 5 pm today and from 10 am to 3 pm tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of our student on this sad and tragic day.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
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