Police are investigating the death of a student who was found dead near Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus Thursday morning.

Abigail Bastien was a rising sophomore from Ohio, a member of the track team and the Alpha Phi sorority, according to university officials. She had been working this summer in the cell biology department at the School of Medicine.

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.”