UW offers web resource for deaths of 3 students in Laramie
July 19, 2006
On Sunday, July 16th three Laramie students were killed in what is now believed to have been a double homicide and suicide. Another student suffered stab wounds, but survived.
Killed were Amber Carlson, age 19, Adam Towler, age 20, and Justin Geiger, age 20. The surviving victim, Anthony Klochak, 19, sustained knife wounds during his encounter with the suspect, as well as minor wounds when he fled the residence. It is believed that the suspect was Geiger, who died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
Carlson was from Denver, Colorado, with nursing as her declared major. Towler was from Portsmouth, Rhode Island, enrolled in International Studies. Kolchak is from Chardon, Ohio, enrolled in Architectural Engineering. Geiger was from Rockton, Illinois, studying for a major in marketing.
The University of Wyoming (UW) has created a web resource site for more information about the incident. The site can be accessed through the UW home page at www.uwyo.edu.
The site contains news releases issued by the Laramie Police Department, statements by UW President Tom Buchanan, information about the students involved, information about memorial services and funerals for the deceased, UW's Report on Public Safety, and UW and Laramie crime statistics as reported to the FBI and U.S. Department of Education.
UW will add a web-based memorial book in which people can leave messages for the families of the students. The site will be updated as additional information becomes available.
"The University's Counseling Center is prepared to meet with those who need assistance in coping with the loss that the entire Laramie community has suffered," said UW President Tom Buchanan.