Nixon: Mo. swimmer case 'heart-breaking situation'

Jan 28, 2014

Credit Courtesy of Mike Menu

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says "our thoughts and prayers" go to the family of a former University of Missouri swimmer who said she was sexually assaulted and later committed suicide.

Nixon said Tuesday the case of Sasha Menu Courey was a "heart-breaking situation" and that college campuses need to be safe havens. He says allegations of sexual assault must be taken seriously.

Menu Courey committed suicide in June 2011. Her family said the university did not properly investigate allegations that several football players had assaulted her in February 2010.