An Accidental Fall Believed To Be The Cause Of Johns Hopkins Student, Abigail Bastien’s Death

On Monday, Baltimore police said they believe the death of Johns Hopkins sophomore, Abigail Bastien, was the result of an accidental fall. Bastien’s body was discovered around 7:50 a.m. in the 3700 block of North Charles Street near the Homewood campus.

Bastien, a student in the university’s Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, was working in the School of Medicine’s Cell biology department for the summer.

A police spokesman, T.J. Smith, said a preliminary investigation was conducted and “nothing in this case points toward homicide.”“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,” Smith said, per Baltimore Sun. “We’re still waiting on toxicology from the medical examiner’s office before we’re able to determine exactly what was going on.”

Bastien was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority and university’s track and field team, the university said.

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