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She Was on the Phone With Mom, Then, 'No, No, No!' - Page 2

Police say University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was killed by an ex-boyfriend
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2018 2:47 PM CDT

  • Disturbing background: McCluskey's mother says her daughter ended the relationship after learning that Rowland had lied about his name, his age, and his background, reports KSL. She also learned that he was convicted of attempted forcible sex abuse and enticing a minor over the internet in 2004, and had served time in prison for those crimes.
  • Complaints: Campus police chief Dale Brophy says McCluskey filed a police report about Rowland about a week ago, reports Cox Media Group. Details were not released, but McCluskey sought police help in getting her car back from Rowland on Oct. 10, and "complained to University of Utah police that she was being harassed," says a family statement.
  • Student-athlete: McCluskey ran track and had a 3.75 GPA, reports ESPN. She was supposed to graduate in May with a major in communications. "Her family is understandably in shock at this news about their daughter," says university president Ruth Watkins. "We have and continue to offer our full support to them at this terrible time."
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