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Columbia College student killed in apparent murder-suicide

Thursday, April 1, 2010 | 10:52 a.m. CDT; updated 6:53 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 1, 2010

COLUMBIA — A Columbia College student was found dead in Troy early Monday, apparently as the result of a murder-suicide, according to the Lincoln County Journal.

Kimberly Smith, 20, was a criminal justice major set to graduate in May.

Smith was found at the home of her ex-boyfriend, Rafe Wagner, 28, the Journal reported. Each had apparently died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

Calls to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department were not immediately returned Thursday morning.

"The Columbia College community is saddened by the loss," a release from Columbia College spokeswoman Joanne Tedesco said.

Services for Smith will be held at noon, Friday, at the Ingersoll Chapel for Funeral and Cremation Services at 211 Boone St. in Troy. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the same place.


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