3rd possible date rape drug incident reported in DU neighborhood

All 3 women had been drinking in DU neighborhood

DENVER - Campus safety at the University of Denver received a report of a woman who may have been given date rape drugs over the weekend, bringing the total number of reports this month this to three.

In all three cases, the victims said they were at a bar in the DU neighborhood, after which they had several hours of memory loss -- a symptom of date rape drugs.

Sgt. Stephen Banet said Thursday that in the first two reported cases, two women went out together to several establishments on South University Boulevard. Along the way, somehow, the women got separated.

One of them woke up several hours later in an academic building on the campus. The other girl awoke elsewhere.

Banet said the women can't pinpoint where they may have consumed the date rape drug, but neither believes they were actually assaulted.

No further information about the third incident has been released.

The campus issued a crime notice to students with reminders they shouldn't accept drinks from strangers or leave drinks unattended.

"It's really creepy. I don't know, something you don't expect to happen," said student Kari Throm.

An email was sent out Monday from Campus Safety warning DU students about the cases and advising them to be aware of the risks and symptoms of date rape drugs. The email urged anyone who believes they were drugged to report the incident to campus or Denver police.

Date rape drugs are often odorless, colorless and tasteless when mixed with a drink, and they leave little trace after they have been consumed, the email says.

Symptoms include memory loss, dizziness, nausea, difficulty breathing and moving, and acting disproportionately intoxicated relative to the amount of alcohol a person has been drinking.

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