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Published: 11/25/10

Notre Dame's Punt in the Probe of Lizzy Seeberg's Sad Death

By  Melinda Henneberger - Politics Daily
Notre Dame's Punt in the Probe of Lizzy Seeberg's Sad Death

LOS ANGELES -- Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg was a college freshman with a wide-open smile – here is a heartbreaking photo of her in spaghetti straps and pearls – who built houses with Habitat for Humanity and hoped to become a nurse. Lizzy also suffered from depression, and 10 days after telling friends and campus cops that she'd been sexually assaulted by a University of Notre Dame football player, rape crisis volunteers who knew she had missed a counseling session found her barely breathing in her dorm room. The 19-year-old daughter of serious Catholics and prominent volunteers in the...

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