Volleyball Star Victim of Random Attack: Cops

Police on Monday released a more information about the suspect

Monday, Aug 20, 2012  |  Updated 12:08 PM 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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St. Louis Police said Monday they're investigating the shooting death of a local volleyball star as a "probable attempted robbery."

"We have no evidence that the victim and suspect knew each other," police spokesman David M. Marzullo said in a statement.

Police said Wheaton native Megan Boken, 23, was shot and killed Saturday in her car while stopped at an intersection in St. Louis. She was shot in the neck and chest and later pronounced dead at Barnes Jewish Hospital.

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.

Police ask anyone with information about the suspect or homicide to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. 

Boken was an All-State volleyball player at Wheaton St. Francis High School and a member of the Spartans' 2004 and 2006 state championship teams. She reportedly was in town for a Billikens volleyball reunion game at the University.
 

"Megan was a vibrant young woman and a wonderful representative of Saint Louis University and Billiken athletics," director of athletics Chris May said in a statement. "In addition to being a great student, she was an outstanding athlete and an important part of our championship volleyball teams.
 
Gold medalist Misty May-Treanor sent her condolences on Facebook.

"My heart and prayers go out to one of my favorite families ever The Boken's," May-Treanor wrote. "I am sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you all during this difficult time. Megan may you rest in peace. Love you all!"

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