Towson University student dies at off-campus residence

School officials have not released student's name, circumstances of her death

September 07, 2014|By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun

A female student at Towson University died Saturday night at an off-campus residence, a university spokeswoman said.

The university did not immediately identify the student or the circumstances of her death. University spokeswoman Gay Pinder said the cause of death was not violence, but she declined to elaborate.

Towson officials have been in touch with the family, who live out-of-state, Pinder said. She did not say where the student was from.

Baltimore County Police and Fire departments said they had not fielded any calls related to the incident and were not handling the investigation. A county Fire Department dispatcher referred questions to university police, who deferred to the university's communications department.

The university said initially that the student was a freshman and that she died at a Joppa Road residence, before calling those original details "unconfirmed."

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to visit the university's health center if they need to speak with a grief counselor, Pinder said. Towson, like many universities, offers a range of resources for those affected by tragedies.

Pinder was unaware of any vigil plans for the student as of Sunday night.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our student's family and friends at this incredibly sad time," she said.

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