Reward increased again in shooting death of former SLU volleyball player

Reward increased again in shooting death of former SLU volleyball player

Reward increased again in shooting death of former SLU volleyball player

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by Justine Ward / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 22 at 1:09 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The reward amount in the shooting death of former SLU volleyball player Megan Boken was raised by another $10,000 on Wednesday.

The reward has now tripled from the original reward.

The additional $10,000 was offered by the Washington University School of Medicine.

The $30,000 reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the subject responsible for killing Boken.

Police say Boken, 23, was sitting in her white Volkswagen near the intersection of N. Taylor and Maryland Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. According to police, she was outside an apartment building she used to live while attending the university.

There were conflicting reports from police and witnesses about the gunman. Some said he’d been inside Boken’s car, then exited, turned around, and shot her. Others witnesses said he was not in the car at all.

The gunman reportedly fled the scene on foot. Boken was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital, where medical personnel pronounced her dead.

A $10,000 reward was announced Monday by the Cental West End NSI for information leading to a suspect’s arrest.  An anonymous donor increased the reward to $20,000 on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Washington University School of Medicine donated an additional $10,000 to the fund.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Crimestoppers toll-free tip line: 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).

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