Lauren McCluskey Wiki
Lauren McCluskey Bio
|Lauren McCluskey was a 21 years old student at the University of Utah who was killed on Monday 22nd October 2018 by a 37 years old, Melvin Rowland. She had dated for the man for a month before breaking up the relationship on 9th October 2018 upon learning that he had lied about his name, age, and criminal history. Melvin was found dead on the same day from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.|
|Lauren McCluskey Age||She was 21 years old|
|Lauren McCluskey Died||She died on 22nd October 2018|
|Lauren McCluskey Cause of Death||She was shot dead by a suspect, Melvin Rowland, who was also found dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound|
|Lauren McCluskey Occupation||
She was a senior student athlete on the University of Utah track team
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Lauren McCluskey Personal Information
Lauren McCluskey was originally from Pullman, Washington. She was a senior studying communication at the Univeristy of Utah. Lauren McCluskey’s mother is, Jill McCluskey, is an economics professor at Washington State University while his father is Matthew McCluskey, a physics professor at University of Utah.
Lauren McCluskey Career
Lauren was a senior student-athlete on the University of Utah track team. She was an outstanding student majoring in Communication and was excited to graduate in May 2019. She was a 2015 honours 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. She attended Capital Church in Salt Lake City. She loved to sing and had strength and determination.
The Murder Lauren McCluskey by Suspect (Melvin Rowland)
The president of the University of Utah, Ruth V. Watkins, said that police received a report of a possible abduction in a parking lot outside a residence hall at around 8:20 p.m. local time on 22nd October 2018 Monday night, with students reporting that they heard an argument and then gunshots. McCluskey’s body was found inside a parked car near the south tower of the Medical Plaza, a residential hall on campus. Police then placed the campus on lock-down as they searched for Melvin Rowland, who was identified as a suspect in a university alert that was issued at 12:01 a.m. At 1:47 a.m., the school ended the lock down, saying Rowland “has been located and is no longer a threat.”
McCluskey’s suspected killer, Melvin Rowland, was found dead in a church in Salt Lake City around 1 a.m. Tuesday 23rd October 2018.
— Univ of Utah News (@UofUNews) October 23, 2018
McCluskey’s family revealed in a statement that the Rowland and the victim had a previous relationship. The pair dated for one month. But, after McCluskey found out Rowland was lying to her about his age, name and criminal history, she ended the relationship on 9th October 2018.
Before their break up Rowland had borrowed her car, and she requested for the University of Utah police accompany her on 10th October 2018 to get the car back. She blocked his and his friends’ phone numbers and complained to the University of Utah police that she was being harassed. According to her mother, Jill McCluskey had talked to her on Monday, 22nd October 2018 before 9 p.m. At that time she was returning to her University apartment from her night class and talking to the mother on the phone. Suddenly, she heard her yell, “No, no, no!” Jill thought at first that she might have had a car accident. That was the last the mother heard from her. The family called 911 only to later learn that their daughter had been shot.
Below is the statement from her mother, Jill;
Words cannot express our sadness. pic.twitter.com/ZZN85xDio3
— Jill McCluskey (@jjmccluskey) October 23, 2018
We are absolutely devastated about the loss of one of our own. Lauren McCluskey, we will miss you more than anyone could ever imagine. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family through this difficult time. #utefamily pic.twitter.com/Ts6KSB2kUM
— Utah T&F/XC (@Utah_trackfield) October 23, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lauren's family and friends. pic.twitter.com/H5q3EKqYUo
— Mark Harlan (@MarkHarlan_AD) October 23, 2018