Authorities have released the name of the college student who was found beaten to death inside her dormitory room at a western New York college.
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Officials at the State University of New York College at Brockport say 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut of New Hartford was a freshman majoring in communication.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says her body was found shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday in her dorm room at SUNY Brockport, 15 miles west of Rochester. About an hour later, police arrested her boyfriend at a Thruway rest stop near Syracuse. Authorities have charged 21-year-old Clayton Whittemore of New Hartford with second-degree murder.
Whittemore is enrolled at Utica College. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge and is being held without bail in the Monroe County Jail.
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