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Syracuse student athlete, 21, is found dead in Times Square hotel room after night out
Jamaican born student athlete, Sabrina Cammock, was found dead in a Times Square hotel over the weekend, New York police have reported.
Police say there were no signs of criminality when Cammock, 21, was found at around 9:20 a.m. Saturday at the Hotel Edison.
Medical examiners’ spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said an autopsy was conducted Sunday, but the results were awaiting further studies.
Cammock, a sprinter for Syracuse University, competed as recently as the previous weekend, when she was on the women’s 4×400 relay team at the 2015 ACC Indoor Championships.
“Sabrina was a wonderful and remarkable person and student-athlete,” Syracuse track and field coach Chris Fox said in a statement Saturday. “Our team and coaching staff are devastated by her loss.”
A member of a school record-setting 4×100-meter relay team, Cammock won a Syracuse scholar-athlete of the week award last April and was also was named to the 2012-13 Big East conference All-Academic Team.
Cammock who left Jamaica for the United States after competing Grade Six, hails from Watt Town in in the parish of St Ann located in the north coast of the island.
A promising student athlete was found dead in a Times Square hotel after a night of partying with friends.
Sabrina Cammock, from Queens, New York, was discovered inside a room at the Hotel Edison just after 9am on Saturday while on Spring Break.
The 21-year-old, who was a member of the Syracuse University track and field team, was on spring break with a group of her friends.
Tragedy: Syracuse University student Sabrina Cammock, from Queens, New York, was discovered inside a room at the Hotel Edison in New York's Times Square just after 9am on Saturday while on Spring Break
A police source told the New York Daily News: 'They all went to sleep, and when they woke up, she didn’t wake up.'
It was also reported that no drugs were found in the room and there were no signs of trauma on her body.
Cammock was in her senior year studying public health at Syracuse’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, according to her college website.
On the track she dominated the 60-meter to 400-meter sprints and was part of a team of runners who broke her school’s 4x100-meter relay record last year.
Her cousin Kemal Brown, 34, told the Daily News: 'She’s better than anybody you know. She’s a baby and she's gone. I’ve never seen anything like this around me before.'
Syracuse University head coach Chris Fox released a statement Saturday saying: 'Sabrina was a wonderful and remarkable person and student athlete.
Successful: Cammock was in her senior year studying public health at Syracuse’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, according to her college website
'Our team and coaching staff are devastated by her loss. All of our thoughts are with Sabrina’s family and friends.'
Senior Vice President Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz emailed a statement out to all students offering them counselling in the wake of the tragic news.
It read: 'We know those in Falk College and athletics are especially affected, and our thoughts are with the students, teammates, faculty and staff who are part of these communities.'
An autopsy has been scheduled to find out how she died, officials said.
Investigation: Reports suggest there were no drugs found in the hotel room and the body did not have any signs of trauma