Police identified the body found on a Hudson River shoreline as that of Connor. A backpack was recovered at the scene along with glasses and earphones for an iPad. Police said Connor’s computer showed he had been looking up bus routes.
Although his roommate said he had been keeping to his room, the police did not mention suicide and that do not believe there was any foul play, which leaves Connor’s death as accidental.
Connor’s parents have left a message for him, “Connor, we love you so much. We miss you, we just want you to come home. We don’t care about school or grades, nothing else matters unless you are happy and healthy. You belong with us, we want you with us. Please call someone, find someone with a phone and just call us and we will come and get you. We want you home,” said LuAnn.
From MPofA Editor: “Please Connor if you read this, please get a hold of me, call me, or write me or reach out to anyone, for that matter. Believe me, no one is mad at you, all anyone cares about is that you are okay and that you come home. You have so much more life to live and everyone is here to help you get over this bump and move on. No one, believe me, no one cares about what happened at college. No one. It is just a part of life, and although it may be very important to you and you think you have disappointed a lot of people, you have not. You have disappointed no one. Just look at the video of your parents calling out for you. Until you are a parent, it is kinda hard to understand parents, but these people love you so much. Your little sister, loves you so much. At least, come back for her. Please reach out and you will be welcomed with open arms. No questions asked, I promise.” –Jerrie
Connor W. Trapatsos, 17, who goes by the nickname, Trapper, from Fairport and a student at the College of Saint Rose in Albany is missing.
The college release stated that Connor was last seen by his roommate on Wednesday morning. Video surveillance showed Connor leaving Brubacher Hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday. He was wearing blue shorts, a white T-shirt and black hooded sweatshirt with the words “Pilot 21” on the back and blue Nike running shows and carrying a dark-colored backpack.
He was reportedly seen getting change and taking a bus from Crossgates Commons on the morning of Oct. 15. He got off the bus in Glenmont before heading to the Selkirk area
Connor had not gone to his classes for about two weeks and just stayed in his room, said his roommate, until that day when he suddenly left, leaving everything behind. Everyone is concerned about his well-being.
If you have seen Connor or knows where he is please call the University at Albany Police at 518-442-3130 or Saint Rose Security at 518-454-5187.