UMBC student declared dead

A UMBC freshman was declared dead by medical personnel Sunday after he was found unconscious on the college campus in Catonsville,  Baltimore County police said.

Police identified the victim as 17-year-old Eric Thomas Askins of Hollywood, Maryland. The student was found when police responded to a call in the 1000 block of Hilltop Circle  at 12:34 a.m.

The cause of death is unknown, and there are no signs of foul play , police said. The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is investigating the death.

— Heather Wanner

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