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article imageUniversity of Washington Shooter had several aliases

By Brandigal (Donna)     Apr 4, 2007 in Crime
A man who killed his estranged girlfriend at the University had at least 3 aliases and 2 passports.
Rebecca Griego, 26, was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend at the University of Washington on Monday.
Jonathan Rowas, 41, is accused of killing Rebecca. He has at least 3 aliases and 2 passports. He has been in the United States since 1996 legally with a green card. But now they are not sure if his identity had been stolen and if the passports even belonged to him.
Rebecca sought a restraining order against him because he got drunk and tackled her to the floor and punched her.She had her cell phone number changed, she moved and also had his pictured posted around her office in case he showed up.
An e-mail Rebecca sent around her office
An e-mail Rebecca sent around her office
Rowas showed up at her work on Monday and shot her to death and then shot himself with a stolen revolver. The owners of the gun did not even realize the gun was missing.
Rowas told some wild stories about his life including being a professional ice skater, family owning an international hotel chain, to having been jailed in France for trying to smuggle champagne and of crossing the Irish Republican Army and being threatened by the IRA with death if he returned to England.
People that knew him said he was very charismatic and a computer whiz who designed quality Web sites. He was always in business schemes that lost money. But they said they always knew there was something shady about him.
When Griego ended things with him, he became despondent and erratic. He would leave notes threatening to kill himself and threatening harm to Griego and her co-workers.
Jonathan Rowan
Jonathan Rowan
The murder is still being investigated by the police and they are trying to see if there was something different that could have been done.
She was afraid of him, she followed the law in getting a restraining order against him. She changed her phone number and moved. Only thing she could not do was leave her job. Does not seem like much more this lady could have did to save her life.
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