GENESEO – The following is a letter sent by Dr. Leonard Sancilio, Dean of Students at SUNY Geneseo, to students and staff Sunday evening following the Geneseo Police Department’s releasing the names of two current students and a former student who all tragically lost their lives on Jan. 17 at 18 Wadsworth Street.
Early this morning, January 17, 2016, the Geneseo Police Department reported that three deaths occurred in a residence on Wadsworth Street in Geneseo. Once the police department was able to locate and notify the families of the deceased individuals, their names were released.
The three individuals were identified as Kelsey Annese, Matthew Hutchinson and Colin Kingston. Kelsey and Matt were students here, and Colin was a former student.
Kelsey, a senior from Webster, N.Y., was a member of the women’s basketball team. She was an education/Spanish major and a psychology minor.
Matt, Hutch, a senior from North Vancouver, British Columbia, was a member of the ice hockey team. He was a geography major and business studies minor. He also was a member of the Geneseo volunteer fire department.
Colin, a resident of Geneseo, was not registered for the spring semester, but previously attended the college.
The Geneseo Police Department has assured the community that the deaths were an isolated incident and that there is no danger to students or the surrounding community.
At this time, the investigation by the Geneseo Police Department is ongoing and the college is assisting in any way possible.
“We have experienced a terrible tragedy in Geneseo today involving members of our community,” said SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles. “The loss of Kelsey, Matthew, and Colin has profoundly affected our campus community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved. ”
The college has established a web page containing information about available counseling services for students, faculty and staff. Additional updates will be made available to the campus community via http://www.geneseo.edu/jan-17-tragedy as details become available.
The WARM Line (general support from a certified specialist trained in crisis intervention and trauma informed care): (585) 563-7470
Lifeline (general support or support for suicidal ideation): 1-800-310-1160
Mobile Crisis of Livingston County: (585) 255-0288
Pathways (beginning Monday Jan 18 at 8:00 pm, general support from a student peer advocate): (585) 237-8860.