Suicide of UA student yields no clear motive

By Kimberly Miller

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A 24-year-old UA student committed suicide last Wednesday morning in her downtown Tucson apartment.

Amy Lynn McClelland, a creative writing and anthropology senior, was found by her boyfriend.

A memorial service was held last night at St. Francis in the Foothills.

McClelland was born in Espanola, New Mexico and moved to Tucson with her family when she was two years old.

One of McClelland's sisters, Jean, said her family is still trying to figure out what might have motivated Amy to end her life.

"I really wish we did know what happened," Jean said.

A memorial fund has been set up in Amy's name. Contributions may be sent to: The Amy McClelland Memorial Fund, c/o Southside Presbyterian Church, 317 W. 23rd St., Tucson AZ 85713.

McClelland is survived by her mother, Beth-Louise-Nion, of Orange, Calif., her father Dalton, of Tucson, five sisters and one brother.

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