Lauren McCluskey's family to file lawsuit alleging University of Utah failed to protect her
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Lauren McCluskey is seen on Aug. 30, 2017, in Salt Lake City.

By Dora Scheidell, KSTU

SALT LAKE CITY (KSTU) -- Eight months after a University of Utah student was murdered on campus, her parents are filing a lawsuit against the university.

Thursday morning, Jill and Matt McCluskey’s attorneys, James McConkie and Brad Parker, will be filing a Title IX lawsuit against the University of Utah, hoping to create a safer environment on campus, especially for women.

“I don’t think they really wanted to file a lawsuit,” says McConkie.

After their daughter, Lauren, was murdered on campus by an ex-boyfriend who had lied about his identity, Jill and Matt McCluskey are suing the University, but McConkie says this was the last resort. He says the McCluskey’s made multiple efforts to contact the university and work together to make changes.

“The university was not willing to lock arms and accept responsibility. On the other hand, they’ve tried to make changes which is an indication that they may have responsibility,” says McConkie.

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