Sheriff’s office investigating after Asbury student was found severely injured in a dorm

Asbury University says a reported on-campus incident is under investigation Friday after media reports of a woman being found unresponsive in a dorm late last month.

The Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office told the Herald-Leader it is actively investigating the incident, which led to the hospitalization of an Asbury student on Nov. 27.

The student was taken to the intensive care unit after she was found, according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s reporting partner. WKYT received a statement from the student’s lawyer that said the student sustained significant injuries that are consistent with a violent assault.

In a statement provided to the Herald-Leader, Asbury University said nothing currently indicates there is a threat to members of the campus community.

“Asbury University is aware of a recent report of an incident on its campus. The matter is being investigated by appropriate authorities with the university’s full cooperation,” the statement read. “At this time, Asbury is not aware of any information to indicate a current threat to members of the campus community. Asbury’s priority remains the safety and well-being of its students, faculty and staff.”

The Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office added it “does not believe there is an immediate danger to campus life or safety and will continue to support the University in all safety aspects for staff and students.”

The sheriff’s office also said it was “aggressively pursuing all leads” regarding what caused the student’s injuries.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office at (859) 885-9512.