Hundreds pack memorial for slain student

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of people packed the Burnsville Performing Arts Center for a memorial service dedicated to a slain University of Minnesota student.

Family, friends, former high school classmates and university sociology professors spoke during Sunday afternoon’s memorial for Anarae Schunk. They described Schunk as a leader, an educator and communicator.

The body of the 20-year-old woman was found a week ago in a ditch near Lonsdale. Rosemount police say they believe she died at a townhouse where she went with her ex-boyfriend and his girlfriend after they left a Burnsville bar Sept. 22. No charges have been filed.

The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/196UQVP ) reports Schunk’s chess coach, mentor and friend, Brian Ribnick, said she was “good at the game of life,” and that her belief in him would always be an inspiration.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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