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Suspect Update

May 10th, 2014

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

On May 10, around 11:45 a.m., University Police Department officers were dispatched to Trowbridge Livestock Center on the MU campus to investigate a report of a deceased individual.  The death appears to be a suicide and no signs of foul play are present. Law enforcement officials believe this is the individual who fled from police yesterday evening, May 9.

The individual is not being identified at this time pending notifications of family.  No further information is available at this time due to ongoing investigations being conducted by the City of Columbia Police Department.

Both departments want to thank the community for their assistance and remind everyone to continue locking doors and windows especially at night, report suspicious activities, walk in well-lit areas and on primary paths, walk in pairs when possible, and remain alert to the surroundings.  Distractions such as wearing headphones, talking on the phone, and searching for keys near a car or residence may reduce awareness of surroundings and increase chances of becoming a crime victim. It is important to remember that these crime prevention tips reduce the chances of becoming a crime victim.