Family Identifies Victim in SUNY Brockport Killing

September 30, 2012 Updated Sep 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 30, 2012 Updated Sep 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM EDT

BROCKPORT, NY (WKBW) Alexandra Kogut's family has identified her as the SUNY Brockport student found dead in her dorm room Saturday morning.

Kogut's family released the following statement about her death:

"Alexandra Kogut was a bright, beautiful young woman who was thrilled to be beginning her college education. Her lovely and sweet demeanor was truly infectious and she will forever be missed. Her family is very grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and support that they have
received from so many friends and neighbors. They ask that their privacy
be respected during this time of grief. The family will make no further
comment."