Kelsey Annese, 21, of Webster, NY, Matthew Hutchinson, 24, of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Colin Kingston, 24, of Geneseo were found deceased inside the house after a 911 call dispatched police officers to the house at about 6 a.m.
“I can say that Mr. Hutchinson was a member of the SUNY Geneseo hockey team, and we have also been advised that he was also a member of the Geneseo volunteer fire department,” said Geneseo Police Officer Jeffrey Szcezniak. “Ms. Annese was a student and a member of the SUNY Geneseo basketball team. […] Mr. Kingston was a former SUNY Geneseo student.”
Szcezniak said that it is unclear how, if at all, the deceased knew each other. He added that information recovered at the scene indicates that one of the deceased may be a perpetrator and the others victims.
“Forthcoming, I can tell you that no firearm was used, and I can tell you that a knife was recovered at the scene,” said Szcezniak. “Some of the information at the scene suggests that one of the deceased may have been a perpetrator.”
The house was the temporary residence of Annese. Hutchinson also resided in temporary housing in the Village.
Geneseo Police cannot confirm the nature of the incident that resulted in the deaths because the investigation is ongoing.
“I don’t want to confirm something before it is absolutely verified,” said Szcezniak.
Szcezniak added that SUNY Geneseo students who are returning to town for spring semester classes, which start on Tuesday, are not at risk but that as always safety precautions should be taken.
“Being in law enforcement for a number of years I tell students and families that Geneseo is a small community, a safe community, not crime-ridden,” said Szcezniak. “But everyone should take safety precautions. Tell people where you’re going and who you’re going to be with.”
Members of the Geneseo Police Department, SUNY Geneseo University Police, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and Livingston County District Attorney’s Office are assisting each other with the investigation.
Further information on the incident will become available at 2 p.m. on Monday at a press conference with the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office and representatives of SUNY Geneseo.