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UPDATE: No charges in Seeberg case, Family says they feel betrayed

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The St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney has issued a statement saying no charges will be filed in regards to the death and sexual assault allegations of Saint Mary's College student Elizabeth Seeberg.

The announcement comes the same day that Seeberg's parents broke their silence on the matter.  In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Tom and Mary Seeberg say Notre Dame's handling of  the investigation and related communication with the family "feels like a betrayal."

The Seebergs told the Tribune they had questions about the investigation and the release of related information, and described what they say are Elizaebth's text messages and documents.

The prosecutor's announcement was sent out Thursday shortly before 1:00pm.  When FOX28 News called for comment about the article that morning, we were told the case was still under investigation and the prosecutor had no comment.

A Saint Mary's College spokeswoman had no additional comment Thursday morning, citing privacy policies at the school.

In response to the prosecutor's decision, Notre Dame University issued the following statement: "Notre Dame takes allegations about potential violations of the law or university policy very seriously and that's exactly why we have such a thorough process in place to pursue the facts and make determinations about right and wrong.  The prosecutor also has a process in place in which he knows all of the facts. He has made a decision and issued a statement that speaks for itself.  As always, we will continue to adhere to our own internal processes."

You can read the entire Chicago Tribune article here.

 

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