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The University of Missouri-St. Louis has determined that a rape reported on campus in December did not happen.

A student who reported she was raped last month has now changed her story, university spokesman Bob Samples said.

The university sent a message to students on Thursday informing them of the new development.

“Following a thorough investigation, which included the reporting party meeting with and informing the police investigator that the incident did not occur, the UMSL Police Department has determined that the incident (in a Dec. 18 warning to students) was unfounded,” the message says.

The student originally reported to police that on Dec. 17 she'd been forced into a car parked on West Drive and raped in the backseat by a man she didn't know.