Freshman Student, 19, Found Dead Inside Dorm Room at Johns Hopkins University; No Obvious Signs of Foul Play, Autopsy Pending

A 19 year old freshman was found dead inside a dorm room on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, police and college officials confirm. 

On February 1, 2020  shortly after 8:00 P.M., officers responded to a dorm  in the 3500 block of N. Charles Street, on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, for person who had stopped breathing.

Upon arrival, officers found medics tending to a 19 year-old female student. Medics pronounced her dead at the location.

Homicide detectives are investigating this incident as a suspicious death.  There were no obvious signs of fouls play.

The deceased was taken to the medical examiner’s office where an autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death.

A university spokesperson released the following statement to Report Annapolis:

"We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a first-year student on campus. 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. 

Authorities are determining the circumstances of the student’s death; at this time we have no indication of a community health or safety concern related to the student’s passing. We will provide additional information as we learn more and talk with the student’s family regarding their wishes.  

We have encouraged our university community to support each other during this time, and have provided information about an array of counseling resources available to them. "