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MU Curators to Hear Report on Swimmer Suicide

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In this 2010 photo provided by the University of Missouri Athletic Department is Sasha Menu Courey. The Canadian family of former University of Missouri school swimmer says the school and its athletics department failed to properly investigate her alleged off-campus rape by as many as three football players in 2010. Menu Courey struggled with mental illness and committed suicide 16 months later. (AP Photo/University of Missouri Athletic Department)

In this 2010 photo provided by the University of Missouri Athletic Department is Sasha Menu Courey. The Canadian family of former University of Missouri school swimmer says the school and its athletics department failed to properly investigate her alleged off-campus rape by as many as three football players in 2010. Menu Courey struggled with mental illness and committed suicide 16 months later. (AP Photo/University of Missouri Athletic Department)

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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