MU Curators to Hear Report on Swimmer Suicide
ROLLA, Mo. (AP) – University of Missouri curators will learn the results of an outside law firm’s investigation into the school’s handling of a former swimmer’s 2011 suicide at a Friday meeting in Rolla.
The university system hired the Dowd Bennett Law Firm to review the Columbia campus’ actions in connection with the death of 20-year-old Sasha Menu Courey.
University officials say they didn’t learn about her alleged freshman-year rape by several football players until she committed suicide 16 months later. Menu Courey’s family has created a charitable foundation in her name to help raise money for greater awareness of borderline personality disorder.
The school says neither Menu Courey nor her parents sought a police investigation and didn’t respond to a later request for more information. The case has since been referred to Columbia police.
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