The Columbia (Mo.) Police Department has launched an investigation into the alleged sexual assault — reportedly by a Mizzou football player — of Sasha Menu Courey, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter. Menu Courey, a former member of the Mizzou swim team, committed suicide in 2011.
Last week, an “Outside the Lines” report detailed Mizzou’s failure to take action the alleged sexual assault of Menu Courey, though Mizzou contested that notion on the grounds officials were unaware of it happening.
Mizzou turned over information to the Columbia Police Department on Sunday regarding the case. Here’s the Columbia Police Department’s statement on deciding to review the case:
On 01-25-14 the Columbia Police Department received information from the University of Missouri Police Department regarding the possible rape of Sasha Menu Courey in February 2010. The incident possibly occurred in the 600 block of Huntridge Drive. This crime had not previously been reported to the Columbia Police Department.
The Criminal Investigation Division will review the information available about the case. Detectives will follow up on the leads the information contains and decide what course of action is best. The Department will not make any further comment on the details of the investigation as it is an ongoing sexual assault case.
If you have any information about this incident please contact the Columbia Police Department, non-emergency number 573-442-6131 or Crime Stoppers at 573-875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
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