Robbery suspected in former SLU athlete's death

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Associated Press

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 21 at 12:01 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a former Saint Louis University volleyball player gunned down while visiting for an alumni game was likely killed during a robbery gone awry.

Megan Boken sustained gunshot wounds to the neck and chest Saturday afternoon before she was found in her Volkswagen car in St. Louis' tony Central West End section.

The 23-year-old Wheaton, Ill., native was later declared dead at a hospital.

No arrests had been made or charges filed as of Monday afternoon.

Police spokesman Dave Marzullo says there was no evidence Boken knew her assailant. Investigators were still scrambling to sort out witness accounts of the shooting.

Boken graduated from the university last year. She was shot roughly two miles from where she was to play that afternoon in an alumni game on the campus.

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