OU Working With Norman Fire Department After Fatal Fall On Campus


Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 4:38 pm
By: News 9


The University of Oklahoma is working with the Norman Fire Department after a student fell to her death from a building on campus.

6/4/2012 Related Story: Authorities: OU Student Found Dead On Campus

Few details are being released about 22-year-old Casey Cooke's fatal fall from Evan's Hall. The OU student's body was found shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday, June 3 near the building. It's believed she fell from a fire escape. 

6/4/2012 Related Story: OU Student Dies On Campus Following Fall From Evans Hall Roof

OU spokeswoman Catherine Bishop declined to say how Cooke is believed to have fallen. However, Bishop did say in an email to The Associated Press Wednesday that the university is working with the Norman Fire Department to analyze the safety of the fire escapes and that it would be inappropriate to comment further during the investigation.

The state medical examiner said Cooke died of blunt force trauma and ruled the death accidental.