Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Daughter of NYU Professor Found Dead After Party

The Frat Boy News daily campus police report for Wednesday:

New York University (compiled by CBS News)

Authorities want to question the boyfriend of a professor's daughter whose decomposing body was found wrapped in a sheet in the bedroom of a New York University faculty apartment, an investigator said Tuesday.

Two other tenants of the apartment had reported a foul odor coming from the locked bedroom, police said.

The victim, the 20-year-old daughter of an NYU faculty member, was identified as Boitumelo McCallum, said a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still under way.

Investigators said McCallum's boyfriend, who was not identified by police, disappeared after McCallum threw a raucous party last Wednesday at her mother's home, reports the New York Daily News.

McCallum was a daughter of NYU Professor Teboho Moja, an anti-apartheid activist who has specialized in globalization and its effect on higher education. She also has served as a policy analyst for the South African government, according to an NYU Web site. Her father is an adjunct professor at NYU.

The body was found Sunday night. The other tenants of the apartment said they last saw her alive Wednesday.

McCallum graduated from the Beacon School, a selective public school in Manhattan, in 2005 and attended Mills College in Oakland, Calif., for two semesters. But she had not returned to the college since finishing the spring semester in 2006, reports the Daily News.

The cause of death had not been determined. An autopsy done Monday was inconclusive.

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