GENESEO — A nightmare unfolded Sunday morning, when three young people were found dead in a house on Wadsworth Street in the Village known to be occupied by SUNY Geneseo students.
According to Geneseo Police Officer Jeffrey Szczesniak, one female and two males in their early twenties were found deceased at 18 Wadsworth Street after a 911 call dispatched police to the scene at about 6 a.m.
“We received a 911 call from someone saying that there may be a situation in the house, and responding officers found the three deceased inside,” said Szczesniak. “I cannot speculate as to any of the victims’ involvement with the college. Many homes in this area are student rentals.”
According to village resident Tim McMahon, he sold the house to the SUNY Geneseo Swim coach Paul Dotterweich nine years ago. Neighbors originally speculated that the house was occupied by members of the SUNY Geneseo swim team, but Dotterwiech said that the students at the house are not part of the swim team.
“There are girls who occupy the home and go to the college but are not members of the swim team,” said Jennifer Dotterweich, wife of Paul Dotterweich.
The investigation is still ongoing by members of Geneseo Police, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, SUNY Geneseo University Police, Livingston County District Attorney’s Office, and the Livingston County Coroner.
Three parked cars were towed from the area by police. One was taken from Wadsworth Street in front of 18 Wadsworth, one from a parking area behind 18 Wadsworth, and one from a parking area behind 14 Wadsworth.
Many houses on Wadsworth Street are rented to SUNY Geneseo students. First year student Marie Henning said that she does not feel unsafe with more than a dozen police cars and the Sheriff’s mobile command station parked on Wadsworth. Classes are scheduled to begin on Tuesday.
“People moving back will wonder what happened,” said Henning. “I got text alerts from the SUNY alert system this morning to stay away from the area. I still feel safe. I love it here.”
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