City of Ithaca Police Seek Help with ‘Final Pieces of the Puzzle’

By David Maley, September 13, 2016

City of Ithaca Police Seek Help with ‘Final Pieces of the Puzzle’

The City of Ithaca Police Department (IPD) is once again urging anyone who might have been near the area where Anthony Nazaire ’19 was stabbed to death early on the morning of Aug. 28 on the Cornell University campus to share any details—especially photos or video footage—that might be helpful in their investigation.

The IPD is leading the investigation, with support being provided by numerous personnel from other law enforcement agencies, including the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety, Cornell University Police Department, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police.

In an update issued on Sept. 12, the IPD stated that it is fully committed to solving the homicide case as quickly as possible and bringing closure to the families of both Anthony and another Ithaca College student, who was injured in the knife attack.

Investigators stressed that any information—no matter how seemingly trivial or inconsequential—could be a critical piece of evidence.

Deputy Chief of Police Vince Monticello stated, “Crucial video evidence has been submitted to IPD already, and investigators are confident that more videos exist but have not been submitted as of yet. Today, I am renewing our request for those videos that have not been submitted yet. Snapchat videos, iPhone videos, whatever. We need to see these videos to help put the final pieces of the puzzle together.”

He noted that anyone who provides information can remain anonymous, if they wish. The police department’s anonymous tipline is 607-697-0333.

All updates on the investigation will continue to be shared with the Ithaca College community on the IC website.