Horror: NY cello student is shot dead off campusNews
A music student at the State University of New York Potsdam (SUNY) has been found dead with gunshot wounds not far from the campus.
Elizabeth Howell, 21, played cello in the Crane Symphony Orchestra and was studying for a music education degree. She was due to graduate this year.
A man named as Michael J. Snow, 31, was arrested yesterday and charged with second degree murder.
It is not yet known if there was prior contact between him and Beth.
SUNY has cancelled all classes tomorrow as a mark of respect.
Our hearts go out to her parents and family.
Beth was a cellist who performed with the Crane Symphony Orchestra, and she was an aspiring educator with a bright future ahead of her. No words can express the sadness we share as a campus community following this tragic loss.
— SUNY Potsdam (@sunypotsdam1816) February 19, 2022