Reward Increases For Info About NYC College Student's Death

Dec 7, 2016

Police in Binghamton says nearly $20,000 has been raised for information to find the driver who struck and killed a college student from New York City. 

Officials tell the Press & Sun-Bulletin that the initial $11,000 reward has risen to $19,000 $30,000 after news reports and social media postings about Stefani Lineva's death last Saturday.

Police say the Binghamton University tennis player was found on the eastbound lane of Route 434 around 2 a.m. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The Queens resident was in her first semester at the upstate college after transferring from Adelphi University on Long Island. She lived off-campus in downtown Binghamton. The university campus is in neighboring Vestal.

Police say numerous leads have been received during the investigation.

© 2016 AP

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