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DOCUMENT: Professor of two Webster-Florida campuses dies in alleged murder-suicide
Michelle Muenzenmeyer, Webster University adjunct professor, and her boyfriend, Brian Trump, were found dead in Trump’s apartment the night of Wednesday, April 10. Muenzenmeyer was an adjunct counseling faculty member at Webster’s Melbourne and Tampa, Fla. campuses.
Muenzenmeyer was killed during an alleged physical altercation with Trump, who then shot and killed himself in the same apartment, according to a Brevard County, Fla. police press release report.
Brevard County Sheriff’s department said in the press release they responded to a dispute at the residence early last February. No arrests were made. Muezenmeyer also called the police to the residence last October, according to records obtained by a Florida news station WFTV.
In October, Muenzenmeyer reported Trump and her recently broke up and, “He threw things at her,” according to a police report obtained by WFTV.
Earlier this year, Muenzenmeyer presented at two workshops in Germany on “counseling military families ” at the European Branch of the American Counseling Association. Muenzenmeyer started teaching at Webster in 2010.
Webster issued a statement on Thursday , April 11 that read, “Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the friends and family of Brian Trump and Dr. Michelle Muenzenmeyer.”
Muenzenmeyer’s classes at the Melbourne campus have been canceled through Monday, April 15.
According to Muenzenmeyer’s Linkedin profile, Muenzenmeyer received her PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida in 2010. For the past ten years, Muenzenmeyer worked for various courts, mental health facilities and universities.