Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 23, 2014

UC-Beckley student’s death due to natural causes


Associated Press

BECKLEY (AP) — Police say a University of Charleston-Beckley student who was found dead in her dorm room died from natural causes.

Beckley police Detective Morgan Bragg tells media outlets that 19-year-old Sheila Hopkins of Bluefield had a heart condition. Bragg says an autopsy shows Hopkins’ death was natural.

Hopkins was found dead in her room at Hogan Hall on Jan. 15.