Three bodies were found in a student’s house in a suspected double murder-suicide. Police discovered the victims–a female student and two men–after a 911 call from the father of one of the victims who told cops that his son had called him to confess that he had killed his girlfriend and was going kill himself. We now know that phone call was from Colin Kingston to his father. His father called police immediately afterwards.
Colin’s body was found in a house near campus, along with his ex-girlfriend Kelsey Annese and SUNY Geneseo student Matthew Hutchinson. All three died from stab wounds. A knife was recovered at the scene, said a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation.
Kingston had last been seen Saturday night in the Geneseo bar district, police said Monday at a press conference. The killings happened hours later. Police said Kingston had recently made “suicidal comments” to people.
Colin Kingston, a was 24 year old Geneseo native, with 8 siblings and multiple cousins–who also grew up on the family farm and had attended SUNY Geneseo. Colin, a 2009 graduate of Geneseo High School and a 2013 graduate of SUNY Geneseo, was working at the family farm at the time of his death, according to his LinkedIn page.
Update 2:54 PM EST: It is now believed that Colin had recently broken up with his girlfriend Kelsey Annese, another one of the victims found dead. He visited Kelsey on Sunday morning and brought a knife with him. After stabbing Kelsey, he reportedly called his father and told him what he had done, adding that he was going to kill himself as well.
Dan Kingston, the father of Colin Kingston, one of three people found dead at 18 Wadsworth Street in Geneseo Sunday morning, initially alerted authorities, calling 911 Sunday morning, confirmed Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian Monday morning.
“I can confirm that Dan Kingston called 911,” said Osganian in an email.
In a recording of police scanner dispatches, a Livingston County Emergency 911 dispatcher can be heard relaying information from the caller, who she identified as Dan Kingston, the father of Colin, who was found dead along with Kelsey Annese, 21, and Matt Hutchinson, 24.