Multiple Deaths Rock UMBC’s Campus

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– Police are investigating the death of a young UMBC student found unresponsive in his dorm.

The 17-year-old is the second student to die in a week, raising concern.

This is a relatively small, tight-knit campus and it is highly unusual to have such tragedy strike. There’s no indication the deaths are related, but they have emotionally impacted students.

The death of Eric Askins in a dorm has shaken students at UMBC. Askins was young-17-years-old and a swimmer in high school.