January 17, 2016 6:59 pm
Updated: February 1, 2016 12:08 am

‘Distraught’ ex-boyfriend kills 2 NY students, including Vancouver man, then himself

WATCH: There are more tragic details about a young British Columbia man who was murdered in New York. As Rumina Daya reports, police believe Matthew Hutchinson, 24, was the victim of a murder-suicide.


A university student from North Vancouver was among three people found dead in a New York home Sunday morning.

Matthew Hutchinson, 24, was studying at State University of New York at Geneseo and played for the college’s hockey team.

Authorities found Hutchinson and two other people dead in a house in Geneseo around 6 a.m. Sunday after receiving a report that some kind of incident had taken place.

The house is near the campus of SUNY Geneseo. Hutchinson, a senior at SUNY Geneseo, played four seasons in the BCHL for the Chilliwack Chiefs, Coquitlam Express, Quesnel Millionaires and Surrey Eagles. He won a gold medal with Team Canada in 2012 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championships, and spent last summer back in B.C. as a firefighter for B.C. Forest Service.

The other two deceased are Kelsey Annese, 21, and Colin Kingston, 24.

Jeffrey Szczesniak with Geneseo Police Department said in a press conference this morning Kingston’s father first alerted the police about the incident after a frantic call from his son.

Kingston, a former student at the school, killed them both. It’s possible that Annese, 21, and Hutchinson, 24, were sleeping when Kingston entered, but police were not sure.

Kingston called his father before killing himself, Szczensiak said.

It appears there was no forced entry and other people inside the house did not hear anything suspicious.

Police say Kingston and Annese had been dating for three years, but had recently broken up.

Investigators believe Kingston was upset about the breakup and was even suicidal, but had never previously uttered any threats against Annese and had no criminal past.

No charges have been filed at this point, as no potential conspirators have been identified so far.

The university released a statement on Monday saying, “the loss of Kelsey, Matthew and Colin has profoundly affected our campus community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved.”

– With files from The Associated Press

WATCH: A celebration of life was held for Hutchinson on January 31. Kristen Robinson reports.

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