From party to critical condition: MU student recovers from two-story fall

Police look for witnesses’ stories about MU freshman Jack Lipp’s two-story fall from a Balcony on Dec. 13.

MU freshman Jack Lipp from Illinois reportedly fell off a two-story building during a party in the early hours of Dec. 13.

Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of S. 4th Street at around 2:30 a.m. to aid the Columbia Fire Department with the incident.

Lipp’s family asked Lipp’s close friends to not comment on the incident.

About 100 people were present at the party, but since they fled the scene as officers arrived, police have few witness testimonies about the incident that occurred according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

Lipp remains in critical condition, according to the release, while CPD are looking for witnesses to the incident to make statements. They will not be investigating alcohol violations related to the incident.

Anyone with information and/or that was present at the party can contact Detective Julie Marty at (573) 874- 7610 or by e-mail at

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