Police say a 24-year-old man distraught over a recent break up stabbed to death his college athlete ex-girlfriend and another student athlete in her off-campus bedroom, then killed himself.
Police on Monday said Colin Kingston entered the apartment of 21-year-old Kelsey Annese before 6 a.m. Sunday near the State University of New York at Geneseo. Kingston found her with another student, 24-year-old Matthew Hutchinson, of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Police say Kingston, a former student, killed them both with a large knife. Investigators say the former Geneseo student called his father before turning the knife on himself.
Kingston's father called police and officers found the bodies.
Annese was the team captain of Geneseo's women's basketball team. She wore the number 32 because it is the same number her father wore when he played for Geneseo, according to a bio on the college's website.
Hutchinson took up hockey at age 9 and played defense for the Geneseo Knights, according to his athlete bio. He had volunteered for more than three years at the Geneseo Fire Department, making a point to take every training opportunity despite his packed schedule as a student athlete, said fire chief Andrew Chanler.
"Matt did everything at the highest level," Chanler said. "He put effort into these things like nobody else."
Chanler said Hutchinson wanted to be a professional firefighter after college and had worked last summer as a forest firefighter back home in British Columbia.
Chanler said Kingston, the former student, came from a "very nice" local family.
The deaths were discovered two days before the start of Geneseo's spring semester. The college postponed the men's and women's basketball games scheduled for Tuesday and were making counselors available to students and faculty.