Adam H. Kerman
2018-11-24 19:31:54 UTC
Lauren McCluskey, age 21, was abducted, then shot and killed Monday,
October 22, 2018. She was a track athelte who was majoring in
communications at University of Utah.
The murderer was Melvin Rowland, age 37. The two had dated briefly, but
she had soon learned that he had lied to her about his name, age, and
criminal background. A friend discovered he was a registered sex
offender. She broke things off October 8.
In 2004, he was convicted of attempted forcible sex abuse and enticing a
minor over the Internet.
He abducted her while she was talking with her mother on the phone. She
was returning to her on campus apartment. She was found later shot to
death in her own car.
During the police chase, Rowland broke into a church then shot himself