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Mom dies in fall from UNC dorm bunk

Posted August 30, 2010 4:58 p.m. EDT

— A Nash County woman died Aug. 20 after a fall at a dormitory on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Donna Sykes, 49, was spending the night at Kenan Residence Hall with her daughter, Jesse.

Campus police were called to the room where they found Donna Sykes unconscious after a fall and a blow to the head, according to Randy Young of UNC's Public Safety Department.

Karen Moon, a UNC spokeswoman, said Sykes's death was an accident but declined to elaborate.

A memorial service was held last week.