Binghamton University Student Death Investigated as Hit-and-Run Due to ‘Several Factors’


Police are releasing more information on the investigation into a Binghamton University student death that happened over the weekend.

Stefani Lineva, 20, died around 2 a.m. on Saturday after she was found laying in the eastbound lane of Route 434 against the concrete median.

Binghamton Police are investigating the death as a hit-and-run, and say it happened near the intersection of the S. Washington Avenue and the Pennsylvania Avenue ramps.

Police say there are “several factors” leading to them handling the investigation as a hit-and-run accident:

– Two medical examinations by certified forensic pathologists, one being independent from the investigation, detailing Ms. Lineva’s injuries as consistent with being struck by a vehicle.
– Eyewitness accounts which place Ms. Lineva at the approximate accident scene, alone, near the time of the accident.
– Surveillance video evidence placing Ms. Lineva, walking alone, in the area near the accident location near the time it occurred.
– Information gathered through extensive on-going investigation.

Police say they are working every lead and putting every investigative resource behind this case and are being assisted by the Binghamton University Police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (607) 772-7080.

As of Wednesday, the total amount of the reward for information that leads to an arrest is up to $30,250.

The list of contributors include:

Binghamton University — $5,000
City of Binghamton — $5,000
Anonymous Vestal Business — $5,000
20 Hawley St. Luxury Student Housing — $2,500
Downtown Business Owners — $2,000
Newman Development Group — $1,000
Mark Yonaty — $1,000
Dave and Jean Lindsey — $1,000
Mary Kane — $1,000
The Union Hotel — $1,000
Terry and Barbara Kane — $1,000
Anonymous — $1,000
Binghamton Hots — $500
Parents of Local BU Student — $500
In Memory of RJ Del-Nunzio — $250
Law Office of Battisti and Garzo P.C. – $1,000
Woidt Engineering – $500
Thai Time Restaurant – $1000

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