"Should've known," read Alexandra Kogut's cryptic final tweet hours before she was beaten to death on Saturday, the Utica Observer-Dispatch reported.
Is it a clue to what led her hometown boyfriend Clayton Whittemore to allegedly kill the 18-year-old SUNY Brockport freshman in her dorm? Or just incidental words before a tragedy?
Police aren't answering. "What we've said from the get-go is that obviously everything as a whole is taken into any criminal investigation," Corporal John Helfer of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "Anything that's available to investigators can and will be examined."
Whittemore, 21, who reportedly told police he killed Kogut but later pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, was visiting Kogut last weekend. And she was apparently looking forward to it. Kogut tweeted at him on Thursday, “Ahhh see you sooon!!” and added a smiley-face emoticon, the Utica paper said.
Then came what turned out to be her supposed last published words, "Should've known," at 12:13 a.m. Her body was discovered at around 3 a.m.
Police haven't given a motive. The 21-year-old Whittemore, who was arrested at a rest stop at 4.a.m., remains in custody at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
The Utica paper wrote about the playful back and forth the two would have on Twitter between visits, joking about Whittemore bringing black and white cookies and such. The banter seemed to indicate nothing was wrong between the pair -- at least before the tweet.