SIU police identify two involved in Neely Hall battery

By Luke Nozicka, @lukenozicka

The Department of Public Safety has identified two of three suspects they say battered a female Friday in her dorm room at Neely Hall.

“One of the females was a student and the other is not affiliated with SIU,” an SIU police press release said. “Police officers are still working to identify the third individual involved.”

As of Tuesday morning, police believe the suspects are all out of the area.


The victim, whose cell phone was taken during the incident, received minor injuries and was provided medical care, according an SIU alert sent Saturday. 

“The investigation is still very active and fluid,” SIU Police Chief Benjamin Newman said in a Twitter group message to reporters on Saturday.

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