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Here's an update that says they don't think she knew the assailant. From the Post Dispatch
The SLU women’s volleyball team’s coaches and players met Sunday at Chaifetz Arena to talk about their slain teammate. A team coach who wasn’t
permitted to speak openly said Boken’s death has been difficult for the team as it prepares for the season with its first game on the road Friday
against the University of Nebraska.
“Megan was a wonderful and beautiful human being loved by everyone she met,” the Boken family said Sunday in an emailed statement to the
Post-Dispatch read. “The initial reports that Megan knew her attacker are no longer believed to be true. The family asks that you keep Megan and
them in your thoughts and prayers and respect their privacy at this time.”
Police said Sunday there was no evidence Boken knew her killer. However, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s press secretary, Kara Bowlin, tweeted
Saturday that it appeared Boken knew her killer but later revised her comments to say that the evidence was not clear and that her earlier tweet may
have been premature.
Slay, in response to Saturday’s killing and recent gun violence in the city and across the country, says he hopes people will start pushing for
stricter federal gun laws. There has been a 14 percent rise in shootings in the city this year through July compared to the same period a year
“This is something that puts a scar on the neighborhood and on the city,” he said in an interview. “The more guns that are out there, the easier
it is for thugs to get them and to use them on some innocent victim.”
Boken was a four-year volleyball player who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing, the
According to Boken’s LinkedIn page, she worked as a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Wheaton from last September through June. Before attending
SLU, she went to St. Francis High School in Wheaton.
Funeral arrangements had not yet been set.
edit on 19-8-2012 by Jodlum66 because: (no reason given)