Towson University Student Dies

Courtesy: Forbes

A female Towson University freshman died in an off-campus residence on Saturday night according to WBAL-TV.

The death occurred on Joppa Road although the name and cause of death have not been released.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our student’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time,” university spokesperson Gay Pinder told The Sun.

Towson University has said that they’ll offer any resources which the family may need.

UPDATE: The student has been identified as 18-year-old Julia Margaret Ratnaraj of Sewell, New Jersey.  Ratnaraj was found unresponsive at 11:38pm on Saturday night. She was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Witnesses who were with her on the 300 block of E. Joppa Road told police that Ratnaraj had been drinking. The medical examiner’s officer will be conducting an autopsy soon to determine the cause of death.

Students have not received any notification via e-mail about Ratnaraj’s death.

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