A Columbia Police spokesman confirms the department has started its investigation into the alleged rape of a former Mizzou swimmer who would later commit suicide. Sergeant Joe Bernhard says CPD received info Saturday night from Missouri University Police about the possible sexual assault of Sasha Menu Courey in February 2010 at an apartment on Huntridge Drive just south of the Mizzou campus.
An ESPN report released Friday accused Mizzou athletics of not doing enough to pursue the rape allegations. The university disputes that, saying Menu Courey and her parents never came to the school with information about the assault.
Menu Courey committed suicide in 2011. MU System President Tim Wolfe announced Sunday that he wants an independent review of how the university handled the rape allegations.