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Drug overdose eyed after student found dead in Columbia dorm

Posted at 2:36 PM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 14:36:54-04
Dead in Columbia dorm

Jessica Fingers was found dead in East Campus at Columbia University.

A 21-year-old woman may have died in a drug overdose in a Columbia University dorm, authorities said.

Jessica Fingers had reportedly taken a leave of absence from the university, but had returned to the campus in Morningside Heights to visit a friend.

She was found face-up in a hallway in the East Campus high-rise dormitory on Morningside Drive.

No arrests have been made, and foul play is not suspected.

The city’s medical examiner will determine her cause of death.

Fingers was a distance runner who was a member of the Class of 2013, the Columbia Daily Spectator reported.