Abigail Bastien, a Johns Hopkins University athlete who was found dead last week outside of an apartment building just off campus, apparently died in a fall, Baltimore police told the Baltimore Sun.

Police spokesman T. Smith was quote in the Sun as saying: “Our early indications, based on all the evidence that we have, which includes video evidence and statements from people, is that this is an accidental death where it appears that she fell off of the building from quite a distance and died as a result of that.”

Bastien, a Sandusky, OH. native, was found dead just north of campus on last Thursday. She was only 19-years-old.

Bastien was found on the street in front of the apartment building. Police reiterated there there was no evidence of foul play.

Bastien was a sprinter on the track team. As a freshman, her times ranked in the team’s top 10 in the 60, 200, and 400 meter dashes, according to the Johns Hopkins site.

The university released a statement:

We are profoundly saddened by the death of student Abigail Bastien and offer condolences to her family and friends.

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