Lauren McCluskey’s death ‘absolutely’ preventable, parents say

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 21:47:00-05

Speaking to the media for the first time since their daughter's death, the parents of slain U of U student Lauren McCluskey said her death was "absolutely" preventable.

Jill and Matthew McCluskey told ABC News that University of Utah Police could've quickly discovered Melvin Rowland—the man who shot and killed Lauren before killing himself—was on parole.

"One call, and we wouldn't be sitting here today," Matthew McCluskey said in the interview with ABC News.

Watch the full interview using the video player below: