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Western student a victim of Renton homicide

Western Washington University student Meagan Elizabeth Smith, a senior, was found dead in a Renton home on the night of Tuesday, July 7.

Police said Smith, 21, was a victim of homicide while she was house-sitting at the home.

Smith was a current Western student but was not enrolled in classes during summer quarter, said Paul Cocke, university communications director at Western. The university is offering counseling support for friends of Smith.

“Our campus community offers its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Western student Meagan Smith,” said Eileen Coughlin, senior vice president and vice president for Enrollment and Student Services at Western, in a statement. “We encourage students who knew Meagan and may be in need of support to please contact our counseling center.”

Western’s counseling center can be reached at 360-650-3164.

The Western Front will update this story as more information becomes available.

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