USC Student Dies After Collapse In Dorm Room

Cause of death undetermined

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine what killed a University of Southern California freshman who collapsed in her dorm room.

Eighteen-year-old Rachel Victoria Kim was found in her room at Pardee Tower on the night of Nov. 24.

USC Department of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle tells the Los Angeles Times she wasn’t breathing. Kim was taken to a hospital but couldn’t be revived.

County coroner’s Capt. John Kades says the cause of her death hasn’t been determined.

The Times says Kim was from Brookville, Md.

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