Reward Increased for Volleyball Star's Killer

Megan Boken was fatally shot Saturday in St. Louis

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012  |  Updated 11:29 AM CDT
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Wheaton Volleyball Player Shot and Killed

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Wheaton Volleyball Player Shot and Killed

23-YEAR-OLD MEGAN BOKEN RETURNED TO SAINT LOUIS FOR AN ALUMNI VOLLEYBALL GAME AT HER COLLEGE. IN 2006, SHE HELPED LEAD HER HIGH SCHOOL TEAM, WHEATON SAINT FRANCIS, TO THE STATE TITLE. POLICE IN ST. LOUIS HAVE SAID LITTLE ABOUT THEIR INVESTIGATION AND AS A RESULT MEGAN'S FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE DEALING WITH MORE QUESTONS THAN ANSWERS.
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Friends and family of Megan Boken have increased the reward to $30,000 for anyone with information that leads to catching the Wheaton volleyball star's killer.

Boken, 23, was fatally shot Saturday in her car at an intersection in St. Louis while in town for a volleyball reunion game. Witnesses told police they saw a man arguing with Boken before firing shots into the car.

St. Louis Police said they're investigating her death as a "probable attempted robbery" since there's no evidence Boken knew the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion standing 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with short hair and wearing a grey charcoal shirt, khaki pants and white tennis shoes.

Boken supporters issued a $10,000 reward this week for information and increased the pot on Wednesday. Central West End NSI and Washington University School of Medicine both contributed.

Family, friends and teammates are expected at a visitation for Boken from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Francis High School, 2130 W. Roosevelt Road in Wheaton. Boken was an All-State volleyball player at the school and a member of the Spartans' 2004 and 2006 state championship teams.

Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 310 S. Wheaton Ave.

Anyone with information about the person responsible for Boken's death is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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