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Woman dies in Columbia dorm room

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A woman was found dead inside a Columbia University dorm room on Sunday.

The NYPD responded to the Morningside Drive dorm at about 11:48 a.m.

They found Jessica Fingers, 21, of Monticello unconscious and unresponsive on the floor.

EMS responded but it was too late to save her life.

Fingers had been recruited to become a member of Columbia's Women's Varsity Track and Field Team, the Newburgh Times Herald-Record reported in 2008.

She earned a full scholarship to the university, according the Narrowsburg River Reporter but later left the school.

Fingers was reportedly visiting a friend at the dorm.  The Daily News reported that Fingers was believed to have overdosed.  An autopsy was planned to determine the exact cause of death.

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