Eastern Michigan University is adding police patrols following murder of student

By Ian Vickers
Published On: Oct 25 2013 03:50:26 AM EDT
Updated On: Oct 25 2013 07:48:37 AM EDT

Eastern Michigan University students are going to notice some security changes around their campus.

YPSILANTI, Mich. -

Eastern Michigan University students will see an increase in police officers around campus starting Friday.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's department and Ypsilanti police are collaborating with campus police to put more officers on the street following the murder of a student.

20-year-old football player Demarius Reed was shot and killed near an off-campus apartment building last Friday. A reward of $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Reed's death comes months after another unsolved murder in the University's community.

23-year-old EMU student Julia Niswender was found dead in her bathtub in December of 2012.

On Thursday night, students attended an anti-violence march and vigil near the complex where Reed was killed.

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