Lauren Mccluskey was a very normal college-going student, but her recent death has shocked people over the internet, who are criticizing the authorities and institutions for not taking appropriate actions against the criminal. This article will therefore give you a brief detail regarding who Lauren Mccluskey was, what exactly happened to her. Who is behind her murder, and things the authorities and all the stakeholders are doing for Justice to be served for her.
Let us start this article by giving you a little brief regarding who Lauren Mccluskey was, and she was a senior track and field athlete at the University of Utah. After her successful high school career, she joined this track and field University of Utah program in 2016, and therefore she had some remarkable achievements within her program, such as her appearance in the 2015 USATF Outdoor Junior Championships and also a 2012 Washington state high jump championship.
Apart from her Track and Athlete program, she also majored in communications at Utah University. But who would have known the girl’s ultimate fate, which would lead her to a complete death?
What Happened To Lauren Mccluskey?
While having a very spectacular career at the University of Utah with the major that she was in and also with much greater achievements being a track and athlete leader in the university. The sad part came in when Lauren’s body was discovered inside the back of a car on October 22, 2018. But here the question comes what eventually led to her death?
In October 2018, Lauren began receiving some very unknown texts from a suspicious number, which she believed came from her boyfriend Melvin Rowland and his friends. Lauren and Rowland dated for almost a month after when she discovered that he lied to her about his name and age, which resulted in their break up ultimately.
Lauren believed that she was dating 28-year-old Sean after when she later discovered that she was dating 37-year-old Melvin Shawn Rowland, who was a convicted sex offender. And in those messages that Lauren received on her phone, she was threatened that if she did not post her private photos on the internet, she and her ex-boyfriend would be murdered.
She later went on to the Universities Police cell about the messages that they, on the other hand, admitted that they did not have proper resources to investigate the possible threat. This all resulted in Lauren, who was later found shot to death in her car.
Who was Lauren Mccluskey’s boyfriend?
Lauren’s boyfriend was Melvin Rowland, who lied to her about his age and even about his name and age. He claimed to Lauren that he was a 28-year-old boy named Sean, who was a college-going student at Utah University when in reality, he was a sex offender and a 37-year-old.
When Lauren came to realize the truth about Rowland’s real personality and profession, she immediately broke up with him, but that did not stop.
Melvin blackmailed her by giving her his private photos and uploading them on the internet, and when Lauren became panicked with the things that were going on in her life, she immediately went to the university’s police booth, but they also neglected his concern.
And ultimately, that led to her death. When the police came to find that Rowland was the murderer of Lauren, police chased him to the church, where he shot and killed himself.
What Did The Authorities Said To The Lauren Mccluskey’s Case?
The Authorities in the case of Lauren Mccluskey were very careless and did not care for anything else. When Lauren went on to complain about Rowland and the text message, they ignored and neglected her by saying we didn’t have enough resources to track the message.
The institution showed no care in protecting their student’s life, which resulted in her life being taken away.
Even when Lauren’s father, Matt Mccluskey, was trying to call 911 emergency after hearing screaming noise from her daughter when she was on the phone with her parents, the emergency officers also showed no care, thus taking the line on hold when he was reporting the incident while talking to Matt.
Now that Utah University has taken strict actions to buckle up students’ safety within the campus, Matt, Lauren’s father, is going to sue the university for their carelessness which resulted in his daughter getting brutally shot by the criminal.