Police found her body about 8 a.m. Thursday morning on North Charles Street, according to Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore Police Department. Detectives have not determined a cause of death, he wrote in an email, and there were no obvious signs of foul play at the scene.
Bastien was a sprinter on the track and field team. “Her coaches say that Abby always had a smile on her face, loved being a student-athlete at Johns Hopkins, and deeply cared for the members of her team,” the school’s vice provost for student affairs and senior associate dean of student life wrote in a letter to the campus community. “On behalf of the entire Johns Hopkins community, we offer our deepest sympathies to Abby’s family and friends.
” … Together, we mourn the loss of such a promising member of our community.”