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San Diego student found dead on campus

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A young woman was found dead in a San Diego City College men’s restroom and reports show it may be an instance of domestic violence at it’s worst.

The 19-year-old woman was found shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Initially police would not reveal the identity of the victim, but said that her parents had reported her missing when she did not return home after a Tuesday night class.

After the murders of Chelsea King and Amber Dubois last year, school officials tried to calm students and said they do not believe the killing was a random act.

In a statement from City College President Terrence Burgess, it was made clear that “this appears to be a case of domestic violence that spilled over to the campus. Either way, a killer is on the loose and students feel uneasy.

The death is tragic, no doubt. And ironically this likely domestic violence dispute occurred in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Perhaps this tragedy will shed light on the often silent killer of women (and often men) in our community.

Did you know domestic and sexual violence are pervasive and life-threatening crimes affecting millions of individuals across our nation regardless of age, economic status, race, religion or education?

  • Nearly 1 in 4 women are beaten or raped by a partner during adulthood
  • Each year approximately 2.3 million people are raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.
  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
  • Every day in the United States, an average of 3 women are killed by a current or former intimate partner.

Photo from Yumi Kimura via Wikimedia

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