A University of Central Florida student died Thursday after being found unresponsive in her on-campus residence.
Ann Marie Hefferin, an 18-year-old freshman from Maitland, was found by roommates in their Lake Claire residence. At about 4 a.m., 911 was called, CPR was performed and emergency units responded immediately. The student was transported to Florida Hospital East at about 4:30 a.m.
UCF Police are investigating the death and do not believe there is a threat to the campus community. A cause of death has not been determined, and more information will be released as it becomes available.
“We lost a member of the university family today,” said UCF spokesperson Grant J. Heston. “This is a tragedy and we offer our assistance and most sincere sympathies to her family and friends.”
UCF counselors have been made available to the student’s roommates and are available to anyone who needs assistance. UCF Counseling Services can be reached at https://caps.sdes.ucf.edu/ or by calling 407-823-2811.
Counseling services are free for UCF students.