Services Set for Slain Wheaton Volleyball Star

Her family announced a $10,000 reward for information

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012  |  Updated 7:48 AM CDT
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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.

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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The All-Star volleyball player from Wheaton who was fatally shot Saturday in St. Louis will be laid to rest this week.

Megan Boken, 23, was shot in the neck and chest while stopped at an intersection and was later pronounced dead at Barnes Jewish Hospital. She reportedly was in town for a Billikens volleyball reunion game at the University.

Visitation for Boken is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday 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.

Boken's family on Monday announced a $10,000 reward for anyone with relevant information in the murder. Police said they're investigating her death as a "probable attempted robbery."

"More than her athletic achievements, Megan showed us all what it meant to be a teammate and a friend," her family said in a statement. "She was a model for how to prepare, how to inspire others on and off the court, and how to compete at the highest level purely for the joy of it."

Witnesses told police they saw a man arguing with Boken before firing shots into the car.

Police on Monday released more information about the suspect, describing him as a black male with a medium complexion standing 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with short hair and wearing grey charcoal shirt, khaki pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. 

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