Authorities have identified the 21-year-old woman whose body was discovered in a Columbia University dorm as Jessica Fingers. Fingers and boyfriend Peter Russell were visiting a friend at the East Campus dorm when Russell found her unconscious around 11:45 a.m. yesterday. According to sources, she was the victim of an overdose.
Hailing from Monticello, NY, Fingers was majoring in sociology, was a member of the track team and held a full scholarship. Though she would've graduated this spring, Fingers had been on leave since last year. According to the New York Daily News, her mother wrote on her Facebook page that Fingers was recovering from blood cots and a stroke. Her stepfather told the Daily News that she was cleared to to return to school.