SLU Grad Megan Boken May Have Been A Robbery Victim


St. Louis police are making a public appeal to find out more information on the death of Megan Boken, St. Louis University graduate.

While investigators suspect that she was killed during an attempted robbery, police say they have no “concrete leads.”

Despite surveillance cameras that were pointed at the scene, no footage was recorded because the cameras were only used for live monitoring and did not record. The police, however, are trying to find witnesses and other surveillance videos in addition to searching her car for more evidence.

While on her way to play in an annual alumni game at SLU, the 23-year-old was shot and killed. Witnesses report seeing a man either getting out of or opening the door to her car where he and Boken were having a spat. They then report that the unidentified man fired two shots into the car and fled the scene.

Police believe the incident was a robbery because they have no evidence suggesting that she knew her killer. Boken had been on the phone with her mother shortly before her murder and her mother reports hearing static before the phone was cut off.

Authorities are asking people with any information on the shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 and Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative is offering a $10,000 reward for information on the murder.

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