The man is 37 years old, roughly 6 foot, 3 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds, police said. McCluskey's body was found in a parked vehicle near the school's Medical Towers around 9 p.m., and police pursued Rowland on foot into a church. Rowland was last in touch with his parole officer by phone on October 16, and the conversation did not raise any red flags, Felsted said.
The local Salt Lake City Tribune newspaper reported that when police arrived, they found the female student's body inside a auto near the medical towers, and they believed she had a "previous relationship with" Rowland, who was convicted of attempted forcible sex abuse and enticing a minor over the internet in 2004.
After shooting McCluskey, Rowland was picked up by a woman he had recently met on a dating website, Brophy said.
Later that night, after the woman dropped Rowland at a coffee shop, police tracked him to the church where he killed himself.
According to court records, Rowland spent almost a decade in prison after pleading guilty to trying to lure an underage girl online and attempted sex abuse charges, according to court records.
Matt and Jill McCluskey, parents of Lauren McCluskey attend a vigil for their daughter on Wednesday. That woman contacted police when she saw Rowland's name in news reports about the shooting and is not expected to face charges, Brophy said.
In 2004, Rowland was convicted of attempted forcible sexual abuse and enticing a minor, according to Utah's sex offender registry. His defense attorney did not immediately return a call Tuesday seeking comment. During one parole hearing, he described himself as a womanizer who manipulated women to get what he wanted and said he was attracted to teenage girls and vulnerable women, and sought to manipulate those he met in person or online, according to a recording of the 2012 hearing released by Utah state authorities.
Rowland was paroled in April when he told the parole board that he was a changed man after being a peer leader in prison had helped him tap into his empathy and learn to follow the rules.
The Pac-12 schools aren't the only ones honoring McCluskey.
Rauer said that they loved celebrating new personal records together.
"I didn't know if this shooter was going for other people, or if he was just targeting one person", said Woychick, who is from Boise, Idaho. I have been following her success at Utah the past few years I have always been motivated by Lauren.
McCluskey won a Washington 2A high jump title at Pullman High and took second in the 100 hurdles, setting a school record. He said she was a proud Ute and an outstanding student-athlete.
Our administrators went around to teachers that had Lauren in class earlier today to check on them and see how theyre doing, Focht said.
WSU President Kirk Schulz tweeted, Our thoughts and prayers are with WSU faculty members Matt and Jill McCluskey on the loss of their daughter last night on the campus at the University of Utah..
Utah has canceled all classes Tuesday. She also announced a vigil for McCluskey at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the steps of the Park Building.
"As a campus community, we share grief over this tragic loss of life", Watkins said in a statement.
University Athletics Director Mark Harlan said everything done this year will be in McCluskey's memory.