Homeless woman found dead on University of Houston campus

Police are investigating the death of a homeless woman found Monday morning on the University of Houston campus, according to police.

A maintenance worker found the woman’s body outside a campus building near Cullen Boulevard and Holman Street, police said. The worker tried to wake her but could not. Her belongings were found in a nearby garage.

Houston police Assistant Chief Sheryl Victorian said an officer recognized the woman as being homeless in the area. She is not a student or affiliated with the school, authorities said.

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University of Houston police spokesman Capt. Bret Collier described the woman as older.

“As always, our priority is the health and well-being of each member of the campus community,” Collier said in a statement. “We do not believe there is any threat to the university community.”

There were no immediate signs of trauma, Victorian said.

“Let’s keep in mind  that last night was a really cold night and tonight is going to be a cold night,” Victorian continued, adding that the woman’s death could have been natural.

Brittany Britto contributed to this report.

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