BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a 19-year-old student was found dead on Johns Hopkins University’s campus Saturday night.
Officers responded to a dorm in the 3500 block of N. Charles Street on campus at around 8 p.m. for a person who had stopped breathing.
When they got there they found medics tending to the student. She was pronounced dead in the dorm.
Homicide detectives are investigating this incident as a suspicious death. There were no obvious signs of foul play, police said.
The woman was taken to the medical examiner’s office where an autopsy will be performed.
JHU released a statement about the student’s death Sunday afternoon:
“We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a first-year student on campus on Saturday, Feb. 1. The student’s family has been notified, and the University is providing support to them during this incredibly difficult time. We convey our heartfelt condolences to the student’s family and friends for this devastating loss.” the school said in a statement Sunday.
They said at this time they have no indication of a community health or safety concern related to the student’s death.
“It’s just really scary to have it happen so close to you.” a first-year Hopkins student said.
Some first-year students who live in the same dorm as the student who died said Sunday’s mood was a somber one.
“It’s just sad because especially it’s the start of a new semester, she was a new freshman, because it’s just really sad it could have happened to anyone of us.” a student said.
The university is making counseling resources available for the student body.
This story is developing.