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USF Police: Port Richey grad student studying at Moffitt fell to her death from parking garage

University police say a 25-year-old grad student enrolled at the University of Florida fell to her death Friday afternoon from near the top of the 8-story parking facility.
Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Tampa Bay Times]
Published Oct. 19

TAMPA — Police at the University of South Florida have identified the woman who fell to her death Friday afternoon from an on-campus parking garage as a 25-year-old graduate student from Port Richey, Florida.

Investigators have not named the woman, but confirmed on Saturday that she was enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Florida and was completing her studies at the Moffitt Cancer Center hospital on USF’s Tampa campus.

The agency received a phone call about 3:15 p.m. on Friday reporting that the student had fallen from one of the upper decks of the Richard A. Beard parking garage, an 8-story parking facility in the center of the university’s Tampa campus, at the corner of USF Beard and USF Alumni drives, near Research and Innovation Park.

University Police spokeswoman Audrey Clarke said Saturday that investigators have found no indications of foul play, but police are still “actively investigating” the circumstances surrounding the student’s death.

Whether anyone was there to witness the woman fall from the parking structure is still unknown, though investigators are continuing to review security footage and interview those in the area.

USF police ask anyone with information to call (813) 974-2628.

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