Mizzou approves outside look at swimmer’s death, rape claims

Mizzou approves outside look at swimmer’s death, rape claims

In this 2010 photo provided by the University of Missouri Athletic Department is Sasha Menu Courey. The Canadian family of former University of Missouri school swimmer says the school and its athletics department failed to properly investigate her alleged off-campus rape by as many as three football players in 2010. Menu Courey struggled with mental illness and committed suicide 16 months later. Photo: University Of Missouri Athletic Department

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:48 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri curators have agreed to hire an outside law firm to review the school’s handling of a former varsity swimmer’s 2011 suicide.

 

The nine-member governing board voted late Wednesday to approve system President Tim Wolfe’s request for an independent legal inquiry in the case. No firm has been selected, but the university expects a report to be complete for the next Board of Curators meeting on April 11.

University leaders say they didn’t learn about the purported attack until after Menu Courey committed suicide 16 months later. They said they followed the law and didn’t have specific knowledge of the incident or a victim to interview.  The case has since been referred to Columbia police.

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