MU student found dead in Kirkwood

Monday, April 30, 2012 | 6:04 p.m. CDT; updated 11:11 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 2, 2012

COLUMBIA — MU political science freshman Carolyn Dolan, 19, was declared dead at 5:48 a.m. Sunday at a family member's home in Kirkwood, said Suzanne McCune of the St. Louis Medical Examiner's office.

Dave Smith, a spokesman for the Kirkwood Police Department, said there was nothing suspicious about Dolan's death but that it is being investigated as a possible suicide. A medical investigation is ongoing.


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The Kirkwood Police Department notified the MU Police Department that Dolan had died after attending a rave, said Major Tom Reddin of the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Reddin said the MU police were told Dolan's death was not caused by an overdose.

Dolan is survived by her parents, Kevin and Vicki Dolan, and a sister, Erin Dolan.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, in Kirkwood. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Clement of Rome Church, 1510 Bopp Road, St. Louis. 

Memorials can be made to the Carolyn Dolan Scholarship Fund in care of Cor Jesu Academy, 10230 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO, 63123.

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kim egan May 1, 2012 | 12:20 p.m.

I am so very sorry for your loss, she is loved

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