Police Seek Suspect in New Rochelle High School Junior’s Stabbing


Courtesy: New Rochelle P.D.


UPDATE: Police said they are looking for Z’inah Brown, who is a suspect in Wednesday’s fatal stabbing of New Rochelle High School student Valaree Schwab.


Police are still searching for the suspect in the stabbing death of a New Rochelle High School Junior at a Dunkin Donuts restaurant in New Rochelle.

 The victim was 16-year-old junior Valaree Schwab, 16, of new Rochelle, according to New Rochelle Police Officer Mark McLeroy.  Police said she and a teenage boy got into a fight with at least six other teenagers in the Dunkin Donuts at 646 North Avenue, across from Iona College.

Police received a call at 12:21 pm Wednesday. When they arrived, the suspect had fled. The student was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where she later died.

Grief counselors will be at the school Thursday. The school issued a statement saying,   “Our hearts go out to all who have been touched by this tragic occurrence. This is a devastating loss for our school community, and our deepest condolences go out to Valaree’s family and friends.”

The incident remains under investigation, and anyone with any information is urged to contact the New Rochelle Police at 914 654 2270.

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