University of Utah athlete Lauren McCluskey shot and killed on campus

  • Pentathlete and high jumper mourned by teammates and friends
  • Man identified as former boyfriend found dead on Tuesday

A University of Utah athlete was shot and killed on campus on Monday night by her former boyfriend, who was found dead hours later inside a church, local authorities have confirmed.

Lauren McCluskey, who competed for the university in high jump and pentathlon, was shot outside a dormitory just before 10 pm. Police said she had had a relationship with the shooter, identified as 37-year-old Melvin Rowland. Police followed Rowland to a church off-campus where he was found dead.

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