05/07/2013 08:16 am ET Updated May 07, 2013

Sarah Hancock, Student, Found Dead In University Of Maryland Dorm Room (UPDATED)

WASHINGTON -- A female student was found dead in a dorm at the University of Maryland on Monday afternoon.

WTOP has details:

The student's body was found in Kent Hall, a dorm building, on campus.

In a news release, the University of Maryland Police Department said officers received a call about an unresponsive student around 1:15 p.m. Monday afternoon, but found that she was dead upon arrival.

Foul play isn't expected and police don't believe it's suicide.

"The unfortunate death appears to be the result of an accident," according to the news release.

The student's parents have been notified but a name hasn't been released pending further discussion with her parents.

WJLA reports that police say the death appears to have been caused by an accident.

In February, a University of Maryland student shot two housemates, then killed himself. One of the housemates was killed.

UPDATE, 3:29 p.m.: Police have released the name of the student found dead in her dorm room, but have not yet released a cause of death.

From Patch:

The woman found dead in her Kent Hall dorm room was Sarah Hancock, 20, of Bel Air, according to police.

Cause of death is unknown at this time and will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, police said.

No further information was released.

This is a developing story...



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