Texas Tech Student found stabbed to death at Lubbock apartment complex


The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred at the Ashton Pointe Apartments, located at 310 Frankford Avenue.

The Lubbock Police Department received a call requesting a welfare check to the Ashton Pointe Apartments. Officers arrived on scene shortly before 9:30 p.m. and located 23-year-old Molly Beckman deceased with multiple stab wounds.

Investigators do not believe there is an ongoing public safety threat. The initial investigation indicates this was a domestic-related homicide and was not random.

A related case in which the victim’s ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old Colton Totzke, was located deceased in Crosby County. That case is under investigation by the Texas Rangers.

The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center issued a statement Wednesday afternoon after Beckman, was found murdered.

"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 counselingcenter@ttuhsc.edu 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," TTUHSC said.

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