Morgan State U. sophomore found dead in dorm room Woman, 20, had been ill for several days

February 22, 1997|By Jason LaCanfora | Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF

A Morgan State University cheerleader who had been sick for several days was found dead in her dorm room yesterday by her mother, police said.

Sheronda Conaway, 20, a sophomore from Fort Washington, was found about 3 p.m. in bed in her dormitory room in the 1700 block of Argonne Drive, said Sam Ringgold, a police spokesman. Police are ruling it a questionable death, pending an autopsy.

"We're trying to do a rush on the autopsy," Ringgold said.

Conaway had been sick, and her mother came to school to take her to the doctor, Ringgold said. There were no apparent signs of trauma on Conaway's body, and no signs of foul play. She was found alone in her room.

"Our investigation is suspended pending the results from the medical examiner," said homicide detective James Shields. "It's

a suspicious death. There's no signs of foul play. When we eliminate foul play, we have to proceed based on what the medical examination tells us."

Shields said the results of the examination could take from one to three weeks depending on the extent of testing necessary.

Pub Date: 2/22/97

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