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Suspect in fatal shooting found dead

Suspect in fatal shooting found dead

After University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was shot and killed by a man who later turned the gun on himself, another woman has spoken out about her troubling past experience with the suspect.

Hearing officer Pegeen Stewart said at the 2016 hearing that she saw a pattern of manipulative behaviour, with Rowland using a jail employee to get internet access and being kicked out of a jail program for manipulating and lying. Once at the scene, authorities found a woman dead in a auto.

Rowland was caught when a police officer posed as a 13-year-old girl in an online sex crimes sting. He was found inside the church a short time later with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

The university canceled all Tuesday classes and all counseling and supports services will remain available.

"Last night, the University of Utah lost one of our own", Utah Athletic Director Mark Harlan said in a statement.

Lindsey Harrison, a freshman at the U who was locked in her dorm room for two hours while police searched for Rowland, said that the scariest part of the shooting was the feeling that it was normal. She was a 2015 honors graduate of Pullman High School where she was Washington State champion in the high jump and the school record holder in the 100 meter hurdles. Describing the moment she met McCluskey five years ago and the relationship that blossomed between them, Weidle said they were "blessed" to have Lauren as a teammate and "sister".

McCluskey, 21, apparently had a dispute with the man, identified as Melvin Rowland, 37, university Police Lt. Brian Wahlin said.

"It's a little bit of a somber morning on the University of Utah campus as we all mourn the tragic loss of Lauren McCluskey", he said Thursday. The church will hold a prayer vigil for McCluskey Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

The suspect was reportedly last seen on foot, heading north from an area of the university called the medical towers.

Her family shared a touching video of McCluskey from back when she was being recruited to colleges.

Responding officers then found McCluskey's body inside a parked auto near a residential hall on campus, university officials said.

Lauren was a wonderful person, an excellent student and a dedicated member of our track and field team.

Authorities say that Rowland, suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, was found dead in an off-campus church early Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

The University of Utah says it has lifted the lockdown of the campus after a fatal shooting.

The university imposed the lockdown shortly before 10 p.m., after the body of a female student was found in a vehicle near the medical towers.

Melvin Rowland, a 37-year-old registered sex offender, is believed to have shot and killed University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey. According to Brophy, Rowland had disappeared from the Fortitude Treatment Center, a halfway house in Salt Lake City.

Students were told to "secure in place" at 9:56 p.m. local time. This tweet was followed by a suspect description: "Suspect: Black male, 37 years old, 6'3", 250 lbs, wearing a gray beanie, black trousers, white shoes and a white hoodie.

Boutain pleaded guilty in September and was sentenced to life in prison.


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