Thursday, April 19, 2018
Public safety

Tampa professor, boyfriend found dead in Satellite Beach condo

SATELLITE BEACH — A Tampa adjunct professor was found dead Wednesday night in her boyfriend's Brevard County residence.

Michelle Marie Muenzenmeyer, 45, and Brian Joseph Trump, 43, were found inside Trump's condo in Satellite Beach after Muenzenmeyer didn't show up for work, said Deputy Maria Fernez, Brevard County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

Initial reports called the incident a murder-suicide, but Fernez said it's too soon to tell. Trump had been shot, and Muenzenmeyer didn't have any obvious injuries.

Fernez said Trump and Muenzenmeyer had a rocky relationship and often broke up and got back together.

Muenzenmeyer had worked as an adjunct counseling professor at Webster University's Tampa and Melbourne campuses since 2010, said Patrick Giblin, director of public relations for Webster University.

She taught graduate students about the fundamentals of counseling work and oversaw interns, Giblin said.

"They thought that she was a brilliant professor," he said.

She also worked as a professor at Argosy University in Tampa.

According to Muenzenmeyer's LinkedIn profile, she received her doctorate from the University of Central Florida in 2011.

Her family suspected something was wrong when she missed a dinner with a friend on Tuesday night, Fernez said.

Then, Muenzenmeyer didn't show up for work on Wednesday, and her family called the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies went to Trump's residence at 55 Sea Park Blvd. and found Meunzenmeyer's Kia in the parking lot. Then, they saw the couple through the window. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office continued to investigate Thursday.

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