The body of the suspect in the shooting death of a University of Utah student Monday night was found in a church near campus, KUTV reports. The suspect, a convicted sex offender, died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police investigating reports of shots fired and a possible kidnapping Monday night quickly found a body in a car in a campus parking lot. University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins identified the victim, saying, “It is with tremendous sadness that I share the news that Lauren McCluskey, an accomplished student-athlete was killed Monday night on our campus.”
Police say the victim had been in a relationship with Rowland, and they got into a dispute earlier in the evening. He wasn’t a student at the school.
The statement released by family: