A Syracuse track and field team was left devastated after one of their star athletes was found dead in a Times Square hotel. The tragic death left her family stunned and police puzzled.
Sabrina Cammock of Queens, N.Y., was found dead at 9:20 a.m. Saturday morning in a room at the Edison Hotel, according to police. There were no signs of trauma, but the medical examiner will determine the official cause of death. An autopsy is to be performed today. A police source told the New York Daily News that Cammrock was celebrating spring break in New York and shared a room with a group of girlfriends after a night out.
“They all went to sleep,” the source told the New York Daily News, “and when they woke up, she didn’t wake up.”
Officials said no drugs were found in the hotel room to suggest an overdose.
“She’s better than anybody you know,” Cammock’s cousin, Kemal Brown, 34, told the Daily News while standing outside the family’s home in Jamaica Estates. “She’s a baby and she’s gone.”
Cammock ran both indoor and outdoor track at Syracuse for four years and competed as recently as the week prior.
In January’s 2015 Upstate Challenge, Cammock came in second place in the 60-meter dash. She also was among a team of track athletes that broke Syracuse University’s 4×100-meter relay record last year, the Daily News reported.
Cammock was studying public health at Syracuse University and the school confirmed her death. Police do not believe her death is linked to foul play.
Syracuse track and field coach Chris Fox said in a statement that the entire team is devastated by the sudden loss of Cammock.
“Sabrina was a wonderful and remarkable person and student-athlete,” Fox said.
Syracuse Track Team Devastated Following 21-Year-Old Girl’s Sudden Death