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Family members have identified Anthony Nazaire, 19, as the Ithaca College student who was killed in a brawl on Cornell’s campus early Sunday morning.
Nazaire, who was studying business administration at Ithaca College, was one of two victims stabbed in a large brawl in front of Olin Hall. Both were taken to Cayuga Medical Center, where Nazaire was pronounced dead. The other victim — who has not yet been identified — was flown to Upstate Medical Center with less severe injuries.
Entering his sophomore year at Ithaca College, Nazaire had just returned from a summer spent working on Coney Island, his cousin Channelle Nazaire told The Ithaca Voice. The victim lived with his family in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. He is survived by his parents and three younger siblings, The Voice reported.
The Ithaca Police Department said in a release Sunday that a homicide investigation is underway. “The Ithaca Police Department is leading a team of several local law enforcement agencies who are engaged in the investigation,” the department said.
Anyone who has information about the incident is urged to contact the police.
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University Resources: Members of the Cornell community seeking support can called Gannett Health Services’ Counseling and Psychological Services (607-255-5155), EARS peer counseling (607-255-3277), the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (607-255-2673), the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or find additional resources at caringcommunity.cornell.edu.