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News and updates

Saturday, May 10, 3:25 p.m.

On May 10, around 11:45 a.m., University Police Department officers were dispatched to Trowbridge Livestock Center on the MU campus to investigate a report of a deceased individual. The death appears to be a suicide and no signs of foul play are present. Law enforcement officials believe this is the individual who fled from police yesterday evening, May 9. 

The individual is not being identified at this time pending notifications of family. No further information is available at this time due to ongoing investigations being conducted by the City of Columbia Police Department.

Both departments want to thank the community for their assistance and remind everyone to continue locking doors and windows especially at night, report suspicious activities, walk in well-lit areas and on primary paths, walk in pairs when possible and remain alert to the surroundings. Distractions such as wearing headphones, talking on the phone, and searching for keys near a car or residence may reduce awareness of surroundings and increase chances of becoming a crime victim. It is important to remember that these crime prevention tips reduce the chances of becoming a crime victim. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014. 8:10 a.m.

After a three-hour manhunt last night, police were unable to locate an individual suspected of committing several burglaries and a sexual assault in Columbia.

The suspect is described as a white, or possibly Middle Eastern male, in his 30s, 6’ to 6’ 2”, with an athletic build. He was last seen wearing a tan cap turned backward, dark t-shirt and khaki shorts.

If you see this individual please do not approach him and call 911 immediately.

Friday, May 9, 2014

The University Police Department, working with the City of Columbia Police Department, is looking for the following individual who is currently running from law enforcement toward the university campus. The individual was last seen in the Hinkson Creek area south of campus.

The suspect is described as a white, or possibly Middle Eastern male, in his 30s, 6’ to 6’ 2”, with an athletic build. He was last seen wearing a tan cap turned backwards, dark t-shirt and khaki shorts.

If you see this individual tonight, please call 911 immediately.

Update your contact info for emergency mass notification system

In the event of a campus emergency that could affect the health and safety of students and employees, the university will immediately activate an emergency mass notification system. So that you can be warned of any pending danger, please update your cell phone and/or text messaging contact information.

Students:

  1. Go to myZou.
  2. Log in with your PawPrint and password.
  3. Click Emergency Mass Notification in the left-hand menu.
  4. Add your contact information (phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses).
  5. Click Done Updating.

Faculty and staff:

  1. Go to myHR.
  2. Log in with your UserID and password.
  3. Click Self Service.
  4. Click Personal Information.
  5. Click UM Emergency Information.
  6. Enter your cell phone, text messaging number, alternate e-mail address, and/or pager numbers. (Users may opt out of providing personal contact information).
  7. Click Opt-In or Opt-Out.

If you need to make changes to other personal information such as name or title, contact your departmental human resources liaison. If you experience any problems while using this application, please contact Tech Support in one of the following ways:

When the University initiates an emergency message, we will automatically call your cell phone with a voice message, send a text message to your cell phone, and send an e-mail message to your University e-mail account (in that order). If you respond affirmatively that you have received the message, the call sequence will cease.

Enrollment in this program is free. Your cell phone carrier may charge you for a text message if you do not have a plan that covers it; consult your carrier to confirm. The university will not use this contact information except in an emergency that has the potential to affect your health and safety.