A University of Utah track athlete was shot and killed Monday night, the school announced.
Lauren McCluskey, a senior communication major from Pullman, Washington, was found dead in a parked car near a residential hall on campus. She was 21. The suspect believed to be responsible for her death was found dead a short time later at an off-campus location.
Lauren McCluskey, a University of Utah student, was shot and killed on campus by an ex-boyfriend who, despite his criminal history, was able to get a gun.
Another University of Utah student was randomly shot and killed in a car less than a year ago. https://t.co/bXRbkjWupl
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 23, 2018
The university canceled all Tuesday classes. Counseling and support services will remain available. A vigil for McCluskey is being planned for Wednesday evening at the Park Building on campus.
JUST IN: Jill McCluskey, mother of murdered @UUtah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey just sent us this statement about her daughter’s death and the history with her suspected killer 37-year-old Melvin Rowland. #ksltv pic.twitter.com/L6Lk0ROO5L
— Shara Park (@KSLSharaPark) October 23, 2018
Such a tragedy.