- Category: Canada News
- Published Sunday, January 17, 2016
- CTV News
GENESEO, N.Y. -- A Canadian is among three people found dead at a home in upstate New York.
Officers with the Geneseo Police Department went to a residence near the State University of New York at Geneseo early Sunday morning to discover the bodies of two men and one woman.
The school issued a release identifying one of the victims as student athlete Matthew Hutchinson, 24, from North Vancouver.
Hutchinson played hockey in British Columbia for the Chilliwack Chiefs before starting school in the United States in 2012.
He was in his fourth year of university, studying geography and business, and volunteered as a firefighter.
The university identified the two other victims as Kelsey Annese, 21, from Webster, N.Y., and Colin Kingston, 24, of Geneseo.
Kingston had attended the school, while Annese was a senior studying education, Spanish and psychology, and played for the women's basketball team.
Police say the circumstances surrounding the trio's deaths are under investigation.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved," the university said in a release, calling the deaths a "terrible tragedy."
"It is our hope that we can rally together to support each other during this time of mourning."
The school described the incident as isolated and that the sheriff's department gave assurances there was no danger to students or the surrounding community.
A ceremony is being planned for the three victims.