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Lubbock Police continue the investigation of a Texas Tech Health Sciences Center student that was found dead the night of Tuesday, February 2nd.

Police received a call requesting a welfare check, and responded to the Ashton Pointe Apartments, located in the 300 block of Frankford Avenue. Officers arrived a bit before 9:30 p.m. and located 23-year-old Molly Beckman dead with multiple stab wounds.

In a statement by LPD, it was said that this case was domestic-related and was not random. Therefore, it has been determined that there is no ongoing public safety threat.

The victim's ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old Colton Totzke, was also located dead in Crosby County. The details around Totzke's death remain unclear.

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center issued a statement regarding the death of Beckman:

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center family is deeply saddened to learn of the death of TTUHSC student Molly Beckman at her off-campus residence. Our community mourns her tragic loss.


We know this news is difficult to process and affects many members of our campus community. Any students, faculty and staff in need of support are encouraged to use university resources provided by the Counseling Center and Employee Assistance Program. They can be reached at or (806) 743-1327.


During this time, please respect her family’s privacy and grief as well as those in our university family. In the days ahead, we hope her family and friends will find some comfort in knowing their loss is shared by our School of Health Professions and university.


Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones and the many members of the Red Raider family as we grieve her loss.


Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., TTUHSC President

Dawndra Sechrist, OTR, Ph.D TTUHSC School of Health Professions Dean

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