Elizabeth Howell Wiki – Bio
Elizabeth Howell was, a student at an upstate college, was gunned down on the street just off campus by a man who had no affiliation with the school, cops and administrators said.
SUNY Potsdam music education student Ms Howell died Friday after she was found lying on the side of College Park Road with gunshot wounds, New York State Police said.
She was 21 years old.
Elizabeth Howell Shot Dead
College music student in upstate New York who was on the cusp of graduating is dead after being found shot near campus, WWNY-TV reports.
Elizabeth Howell, 21, a music education student at the State University of New York at Potsdam, was found lying along College Park Road – just off campus – around 6 p.m. Friday with gunshot wounds.
Medics rushed her to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
On Saturday, police arrested 31-year-old Michael J. Snow connected to Howell’s death. He has been charged with second-degree murder.
It is not clear publicly whether or how Snow knew Howell or how police tied him to the crime. The university has said that Snow had “no affiliation with the College, either as a student, employee or graduate.”
We are in disbelief at the sudden loss of one of our own, Elizabeth Howell '22, a music education student at our Crane School of Music. Our thoughts are with all of Beth’s friends and family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/2lzyPKA87x
— SUNY Potsdam (@sunypotsdam1816) February 19, 2022
After Howell’s body was found, law enforcement issued a shelter-in-place order to the campus community, urging people in the area to lock their doors. Authorities later lifted the order but advised people to travel in groups. Police later said they believed the killing was an isolated matter.
Howell hailed from Putnam County, New York, and was on track to graduate this year from the university’s Crane School of Music, according to Syracuse.com.
The campus, about 30 miles from the Canadian border, has cancelled Monday classes and other activities because of Howell’s death. A vigil is planned.
“Beth was a cellist who performed with the Crane Symphony Orchestra, and she was an aspiring educator with a bright future ahead of her,” a Facebook post from the university reads. “No words can express the sadness we share as a campus community following this tragic loss.”
Phillip Kramer, a junior at the university, said he and his peers planned to spend time this weekend reflecting on Howell’s life.
“This whole weekend is going to be about mourning. This campus is very good about taking the time to mourn those who have been lost,” Kramer told WWNY-TV.
Snow remains in jail without bail.