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Iowa City PD confirm professor's death

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa City police say a University of Iowa music professor named in a sexual harassment lawsuit is dead, apparently of suicide.

Sgt. Troy Kelsay confirmed the death of Mark Weiger on Thursday.

Kelsay says police were called to Weiger's home in Iowa City on Wednesday, where they found him dead in his car in his garage. An autopsy is pending.

A former Iowa student, Melissa Rose Walding Milligan, filed a sexual harassment suit against Weiger and the university last week.

Weiger's death comes three months after another University of Iowa professor accused of sexual misconduct committed suicide. Arthur Miller was accused of offering higher grades to female students in exchange for sexual favors.

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