White Plains family's tragedy inspires mission for college safety nationwide
A fundraising walk was held in Elmsford Sunday to raise awareness about college safety, hosted by a family whose daughter was a victim of college violence.Lindsey Bonistall was raped and murdered while attending University of Delaware in 2005. After suffering through the tragedy, the family made it their mission to improve college safety. Sunday was the second-annual 5K run in Lindsey's name, which raises money for the family?s organization called Peace Outside Campus. Her father says the foundation provides safety training for colleges to set security standards for off-campus housing.James Cooke, 34, was arrested for the rape and murder of Lindsay Bonistall in her off-campus apartment. Police say Cooke entered through the sliding glass door of Lindsey's apartment and then set fire to the apartment to cover up the crime. The Bonistall?s hope Peace Outside Campus will help save another family from such tragedy.