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Cory Bercume (21) set his bed on fire after he slit his wrists and stabbed himself
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Cory Bercume (21)
Apr 17, 2011
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A SUNY Canton student apparently committed suicide at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday night.
Cory A. Bercume, 21, was found with slit wrists and a stab wound to his chest, according to village police. He was found in the yard at 25 Dies St. in the village.
The student also set his bed on fire and when police arrived at his residence at 281/2 Dies St., they found his bedroom aflame. There was minor damage to the house.
Mr. Bercume graduated from Potsdam High School in 2008, where he played hockey, soccer and lacrosse.
"It's a sad day here," district Superintendent Patrick H. Brady said. "We're all very shocked and surprised to hear about Cory's death and our hearts go out to Cory's friends and family and all who loved him."
Mr. Bercume was a sophomore criminal justice major at SUNY Canton, where he played on the hockey team.
Outside the house where he lived, some of his teammates placed a makeshift cross with a hockey stick against it on Monday. It was covered with messages written in black marker in memory of Mr. Bercume. His number, No. 7, was taped to the hockey stick. Several bouquets of flowers tied with blue and gold ribbon — SUNY Canton's colors — were placed on the ground next to the cross.
"Cory was loved by his friends, teammates, coaches, faculty members and all who were close to him," SUNY Canton spokesman Gregory E. Kie said in an email. "We'll miss him dearly."
Mr. Bercume had a younger brother, Ryan, who is also on the SUNY Canton hockey team.
An autopsy was scheduled for 5:30 Monday. Results will not be available for several weeks, according to police. Foul play is not suspected, police said. State police, St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies, SUNY Canton police and Canton Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.
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