The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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January 16, 2014

UPDATE: Student found deceased in dorm room identified

Beckley Police have confirmed Sheila “Coko” Hopkins, 19, of Bluefield, was the student who was found dead in her dorm room Wednesday at the University of Charleston-Beckley’s Hogan Hall.

Detective Cpl. M.G. Bragg said Hopkins was a basketball player for the UC women’s basketball team.

Wednesday, Bragg said the death did not appear to be suspicious, but police are investigating.

Hopkins’ body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.

— Wendy Holdren

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