Heroin overdose suspected in death of art student, 21

February 21, 2002|By Alec MacGillis | Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF

A 21-year-old Maryland Institute College of Art junior from Crofton died early yesterday after what college officials say appears to have been a heroin overdose suffered in her off-campus apartment in the 2900 block of N. Calvert St.

The student, Carrie Macedonia, was taken to Union Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead early this morning, said the college's spokeswoman, Kim Carlin.

The college is awaiting official confirmation from the hospital about the cause of the death, but conversations with Macedonia's roommate, another student, have given officials reason to believe that Macedonia died of a heroin overdose, Carlin said.

College counselors at the close-knit, 1,200-undergraduate campus along Mount Royal Avenue were busy yesterday meeting with students, many of whom knew Macedonia, a print-making major.

"It's just awful. The students are struggling with this," Carlin said. "It's being felt across campus."

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