An anonymous email, sent Thursday to several offices and email lists across the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus, leaves the impression that a racially motivated incident near campus is being ignored by university officials.

However, the Division of Public Safety and Security has tried repeatedly to identify and contact the sender about the incident without success.

The email writer complains that university resources are being used to track down the forged, hateful emails sent earlier this week to the College of Engineering community while the writer’s complaint of verbal threats last month are being ignored.

Eddie Washington, executive director of DPSS, says U-M Police first received the anonymous email Jan. 5. Officers worked, without success, to identify the sender and reach out to the sender to get additional details.

U-M Police checked its records for the day cited in the email and found no calls for service regarding that type of incident. U-M also asked the Ann Arbor Police Department to check its records and, again, no call for service of that type was found.

The email itself never provides a location — not even a city — for where the incident was alleged to have taken place.

Washington said, at this point, he would encourage anyone who may know the sender to urge the sender to contact U-M Police at 734-763-1131.

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