By Mary-Ellen Davis, News Editor, and Bailey Hendricks, Senior Editor
File photo by Brendan Felch/ The Towerlight
A 45-year-old woman died of suicide in Towson University’s Glen Garage Saturday, according to Towson University Communications.
The woman is not affiliated with the University, but was identified as a local resident of Towson. University students were made aware of the incident Monday afternoon after a campus-wide email was sent.
“While the woman was not a TU faculty, staff, student or alumna, we still recognize the tremendous impact of this tragedy and its effect on our campus community,” University communications said in the email. “We all grieve this loss of life and for her family and friends during this most difficult time.”
According to Baltimore County Police Department (BCPD) Office Administrator Julia Hardgrove, BCPD received a call at 5:42 pm for a female who was unconscious after falling from the Glen Garage at Cross Campus Drive. The first unit arrived on the scene at 5:54 p.m. Towson University had already responded to the scene.
The woman’s identity has not been released out of respect for the family at this time, said Sean Welsh, the university’s associate vice president of communications and media.
Members of the university community can reach the 24-hour national suicide prevention lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) and the university counseling center at 410-704-2512.