Sarah Elizabeth Hancock, University of Maryland student, found dead

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The death of a University of Maryland student inside her on-campus residence hall is believed to be accidental, police say.

The female student was found Monday afternoon inside Kent Hall on campus. Photo: University of Maryland

The student, Sarah Elizabeth Hancock, 20, was found unresponsive inside her room in Kent Hall at about 1:15 p.m., University of Maryland police officials say. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no indication of foul play or a suicide attempt; rather, police are calling the death an "unfortunate" accident.

Hancock's family was notified shortly after the student was declared dead by Maryland State Police.

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