Body Found In Crawl Space Identified As Missing Student

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Police aren't releasing any details about the death of a Marshall University student whose body was found in a crawl space at her apartment building.

Huntington police announced today that the body has been positively identified as that of 21-year-old Leah Hickman.

An autopsy has been completed but police declined to release any information on how Hickman died.

Police say Hickman's death is being investigated as a homicide.

No arrests have been made.

Investigators found the body Friday evening in a common laundry room in the basement of the building where Hickman had lived.

The last known contact with Hickman was a cell phone conversation with a friend late on the afternoon of Dec. 14th.

Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp says the school and the community are saddened by Hickman's death, and she will be missed.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous Location: Kentucky on Dec 27, 2007 at 04:51 AM
    May family and friends find strength during this hard time. Thoughts and prayers are with this family.


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