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Melvin Rowland, 37, spent the hours before the fatal shooting Monday in victim Lauren McCluskey's dorm building socializing with her friends, university police chief Dale Brophy said.

He later confronted the 21-year-old McCluskey in the parking lot, dragged her into a car and shot her multiple times in the back seat, Brophy said at a news conference.
The killing of McCluskey came weeks after she broke off her month-long relationship with Rowland and filed a complaint with campus police alleging he had demanded money in exchange for not posting compromising pictures of the couple online. She had sent $1,000 to an account in hopes of preserving her reputation, Brophy said.

Police were investigating the case as sexual extortion and knew Rowland was a sex offender but not that he was on parole, Brophy said.

McCluskey reported receiving numerous emails and messages using different names trying to lure her to locations. Investigators now believe they all came from Rowland, who Brophy called a master manipulator.

After shooting McCluskey, Rowland was picked up on campus by a woman he met online. They went to dinner, visited the state Capitol and went to her apartment where Rowland took a shower.

Later that night, after the woman dropped Rowland at a coffee shop, police tracked him to the church where he killed himself.

The woman had called police when she saw photos of the man being sought for the campus shooting.

Rowland got the gun by telling an acquaintance that his girlfriend wanted to learn to shoot.
https://abc13.com/4561156/
 

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Jill McCluskey said she and her daughter had been talking on the phone when she heard her yell, "'No, no, no.'" A few minutes later, a woman picked up the phone and said all of Lauren McCluskey's belongings were on the ground.

"I thought she might have been in a car accident," Jill McCluskey said. "That was the last I heard from her."

Lauren McCluskey was majoring in communication and was excited to graduate next spring, said her mother, a professor at Washington State University, adding that her daughter was a Washington state high jump champion in high school and loved to sing.

University President Ruth Watkins said classes were canceled Tuesday and a vigil would be held Wednesday night.

"As a campus community, we share grief over this tragic loss of life," Watkins said in a statement.
https://abc13.com/utah-student-shot-dead-while-on-the-phone-with-her-mother/4540557/
 

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Craygor

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I guess Lauren McCluskey liked playing a bit on the dangerous side.

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Melvin Rowland, a bit old for chasing co-eds and killing over, but he was registered sex offender.

• Description: 76-4-401 – ENTICING A MINOR/2ND DEGREE FELONY
• Date Convicted: 07/19/2004
• Conviction State: Utah
• Release Date: 09/03/2013

• Description: 76-5-404 – FORCIBLE SEXUAL ABUSE-ATTEMPTED/3RD DEGREE FELONY (attempted)
• Date Convicted: 07/19/2004
• Conviction State: Utah
 
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Sejanus

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Foolish young girl.
Paid for piss poor judgement with her life.

At least fukface killed himself.
He musta been in love...not that anyone gives a tinkers damn.
 

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JackBurton

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Apparently he tried to extort like 1000 bucks from her under threat he would publicize some photographs that existed of them together, or perhaps just of her.

Apparently campus police and the real police didnt communicate a lot of what went down leading up to it. Cops hadnt yet started investigating the extortion piece because they had more pressing matters, were slated to get to it in like a week.

I guess Lauren McCluskey liked playing a bit on the dangerous side.
How do you figure? The reason she broke up with him is because she discovered what he was(believe their relationship lasted like a month). Apparently the guy is one of those master manipulator types and a great liar, had told her he was far younger than he was and hid essentially every aspect of his real identity. She had no idea he was a convict when she first started messing around with him.

He also went on a date with another woman right after killing this one. Went back to her place, showered up, hit the road again.
 

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Brillig

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She is 21, and looks 21. He is 37 and looks 37. If he really said he was much younger, I'm not sure why she would have believed him?
 

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. After shooting McCluskey, Rowland was picked up on campus by a woman he met online. They went to dinner, visited the state Capitol and went to her apartment where Rowland took a shower.
:oops: imagine being that girl.
 

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ChaosKitty

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I am not seeing him look like anything but a 35 or so looking grown ass man and not even all of that good looking of one, he was a con and realized he'd reached the end of his rope and was going back in forever
 

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Ripley

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He spent the hours before the shooting socializing with her friends? So he played nice while laying in wait. That is some cold shit. Thank God he’s dead.

She’s an innocent. I’m sure he sweet talked her initial doubts away but even so she still broke up with him pretty quick. Poor girl definitely didn’t deserve it.
 

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Abroad

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He spent the hours before the shooting socializing with her friends? So he played nice while laying in wait. That is some cold shit. Thank God he’s dead.
Word! Though some might interpret it as a sign he was not planning to kill her at the time.
 

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Brillig

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Word! Though some might interpret it as a sign he was not planning to kill her at the time.
I think he was planning to kill her. She was on the phone with her mom when it happened, and she instantly went from having a normal conversation to screaming "no, no, no", and then the phone went dead. So no time for an argument between them, or anything else apart from an immediate attack.
 

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I think he was planning to kill her. She was on the phone with her mom when it happened, and she instantly went from having a normal conversation to screaming "no, no, no", and then the phone went dead. So no time for an argument between them, or anything else apart from an immediate attack.
Horrifying. Her poor mother must be scarred.
 

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