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Friday, August 26, 2011

Ann Marie Hefferin, sorority member at University of Central Florida, found dead in her dorm room

Ann Marie Hefferin, 18, was found dead in her dorm room at University of Central Florida on Thursday.

A freshman student at a Florida college was found dead inside her on-campus apartment after reportedly attending a fraternity party.

Ann Marie Hefferin, 18, was unresponsive when her roommates at the University of Central Florida found her Thursday around 4 a.m. The teen started attending classes in Orlando this summer.

The Maitland, Fla., teen was rushed to Florida East Hospital, but she could not be resuscitated. Initial autopsy results were inconclusive, and additional testing was planned.

Her roommates called 911 and performed CPR on the doomed teen until campus police reached their room. Reports indicated she had earlier gone to a fraternity party.

"We lost a member of the university family today," said UCF spokesman Grant Heston. "This is a tragedy and we offer our assistance and our most sincere sympathies to her family and friends."

Heston confirmed there was a party Wednesday night at a university fraternity house, although he could not say whether Hefferin was there.

"I don't think it was anything specific to UCF," student Steve Della-Valentina told the Orlando Sentinel. "I don't blame the school."

Hefferin recently joined the Delta Delta Delta sorority at UCF. She graduated earlier this year from Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando

1 comment:

  1. I knew Annie as a young girl in my neighborhood in NC. I'm deeply shocked by this tragic news. My heart goes out to all those who loved Annie and are mourning her passing.
    I hope the investigation yields answers to explain what caused Annie to die. I will keep the Hefferin family in my prayers.