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Columbia PD opens rape investigation following OTL report

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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.

Image via GoColumbiaMo.com

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20 Responses to “Columbia PD opens rape investigation following OTL report”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Jan 27, 2014 4:52 PM

    Sad case because this young lady took her own life. A shame it couldn’t have been addressed before it got to that point.

    I hope if someone squashed this or tried to cover it up that they are dealt with by all means that the state laws permit. I also hope and pray for closure for her family, I’m sure this opens up old wounds that only time can heal…

  2. meatcarroll says: Jan 27, 2014 5:01 PM

    Another gold digging skank trying to exploit an athlete after learning they weren’t “the one”. You’d think people would learn after Jameis Winston, Brian Banks, Michael Crabtree, Duke lacrosse team, etc. I was a starting QB at a Pac-10 school with an unremarkable appearance and I had girls hungrily eyeing me like a piece of meat the instant they found out I was a starting football player. Hell, even after they found out I was married.

  3. imaduffer says: Jan 27, 2014 5:09 PM

    @meatcarroll,

    “with an unremarkable appearance”

    Did you have you thumb stuck up your ass?

  4. dhardy8207 says: Jan 27, 2014 5:22 PM

    meatcarroll says;

    “Another gold digging skank trying to exploit an athlete after learning they weren’t “the one”.”

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    Attn MEATHEAD…

    The young lady in this incident committed suicide! Hard to be a “gold digger” when you’re deceased, moron!

    Please go back and revisit the class on reading comprehension… Guess you must have missed that subject while keeping an eye on all the girls were eyeing you!

  5. classyjacklambert says: Jan 27, 2014 5:23 PM

    Usually gold digging skanks sue, not commit suicide.

  6. derekgorgonstar says: Jan 27, 2014 5:27 PM

    SEC! SEC! SEC! SEC!

  7. dhardy8207 says: Jan 27, 2014 5:40 PM

    @derek….

    Mizzou wasn’t in the SEC when this occurred. Troll on….

  8. thraiderskin says: Jan 27, 2014 6:04 PM

    wow, I was interested to see what some of the comments were, some expected, one definitely not. Meatcarroll, I don’t know what the hell your issue is, but you are pathetic, pointless and using up my oxygen. Must be nice to say what you said from the safety of your keyboard.

  9. matt24bucs says: Jan 27, 2014 6:34 PM

    Seems to be motus operandi in college football towns. Like Tallahassee.

  10. blacknole08 says: Jan 27, 2014 7:33 PM

    matt24bucs says: Jan 27, 2014 6:34 PM

    Seems to be motus operandi in college football towns. Like Tallahassee.

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    Shut up! Unlike this school we didn’t wait until someone committed suicide to investigate.

  11. mogogo1 says: Jan 27, 2014 7:45 PM

    dhardy8207 says:
    Jan 27, 2014 5:40 PM
    @derek….

    Mizzou wasn’t in the SEC when this occurred. Troll on….
    _______________

    Let’s not get too high and mighty because they were in the SEC while the administration was sitting on this information failing to report it to the police. I have no doubt they’d have acted the same way regardless what conference they were in, but best check your facts before you get too proud of your conference of choice.

  12. lbijake says: Jan 27, 2014 8:17 PM

    @ Meatball -Can’t believe you found someone to marry you. Must be a cousin.

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    @matt24- The word is modus, doofus. Modus operandi, method of operation. Hope meatball’s wife/cousin has a sister for you.

  13. cubano76 says: Jan 27, 2014 9:54 PM

    @meatcarroll

    I understand the concept of reading is a bit difficult for you. You know, all that left to right, top to bottom stuff. But this might be a good story for you to try to read all the way through.

    Unless you actually do know how to read, then you sir a complete waste of a human being. My condolences to your wife.

  14. drubyy1993 says: Jan 28, 2014 3:22 AM

    Only in the sec

  15. 6superbowls says: Jan 28, 2014 7:50 AM

    Meatcarroll? “Rockhead” seems like a more appropriate name.

  16. thermanmerman99 says: Jan 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    so where is “Deb” hiding at? shouldn’t she be writing a full page response on here defending another one of her crooked “schools” that she claims? I guess even she can’t come up with a straight faced comeback to defend this like she usually does for her other criminal ran program alabama.

  17. drubyy1993 says: Jan 28, 2014 3:12 PM

    She’s no where to be found now

  18. musketmaniac says: Jan 28, 2014 4:12 PM

    leave meathead alone, if he really played football it would explain his dullness in senses. suicide is a progressive choice. Flake not money grubbing whore. The world needs more money grubbing whores, it has such a nice ring to it

  19. Deb says: Jan 28, 2014 4:57 PM

    Maybe children whining for me should be flattering, but I didn’t take you boys to raise. Some of us have work responsibilities that take precedence over our blogging hobbies.

    If you actually believe this kind of thing happens “only in the SEC,” you must not be very well-read. Oh … well … that explains it, of course. Katie Hnida wasn’t playing in the SEC when she was assaulted. Penn State is not in the SEC. Rape isn’t a regional issue. Neither is stupidity, so I can’t blame your neighbors for you.

    As for the meathead’s comments, everyone else has that covered. Each accusation has to be reviewed independently. Obviously a woman who commits suicide isn’t trying to get a payoff. And obviously real assaults do happen at an alarming rate. That’s why the false accusations are so infuriating–they make it more difficult for real victims to be believed.

    Campus police (or corporate security such as Disney’s personal police department in Florida) should never be allowed sole jurisdiction in a case like this. This should have gone to the Columbia police long before this young woman’s tragic death.

  20. dhardy8207 says: Jan 30, 2014 11:05 AM

    mogogo1 says:

    “Let’s not get too high and mighty because they were in the SEC while the administration was sitting on this information failing to report it to the police. I have no doubt they’d have acted the same way regardless what conference they were in, but best check your facts before you get too proud of your conference of choice.”

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    Ok we all get it, you hate the SEC, and that is your right. However since you want to throw around “checking facts” maybe you should do the same.

    Fact 1… by the report the young lady involved reported this to a health care professional on or near campus, but she didn’t give report it to the authorities. As a health care provider myself there is this thing called HIPPA. This law protects the rights of the every individual to prevent improper or unconsented release of their medical records or medical information. This includes speaking with ANYONE without the patient’s consent.

    If she chose not to report it to campus police then it was not the right of the health care providers that treated her to report it. NEWS FLASH women do this all the time because they don’t wish to be drug through the unfortunate legal process that comes with proving such a complaint. It is unfortunate, but some would just rather try to move on and try and forget it ever happened. The real tragedy is she missed classes and therefore was kicked off the swim team for academic violations which I think was an error in judgement by the swim coach. If she had been a model student up to a certain point, then I would have thought he would have been a bit more concerned about why she was missing classes and possibly give her a safe forum to express to someone what had happened to her.

    I posted on another thread about this that if the authorities find that ANYONE participated in a cover up then heads should roll. However, to be quick to assume that someone of authority knew and forced her to stay quiet is a rush to judgement just to feed your desire to bash an entire conference….

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