Woman's body found on South Texas college campus

February 6, 2012 8:26:51 AM PST
Police at the University of Texas-Pan American are investigating a "suspicious" death after a woman's body was found near an outdoor staircase of a campus building.

A statement from the university says the body was found shortly before 8 a.m. Monday and identification of the woman is pending.

The science building near where the body was found has been evacuated and classes in that building were canceled for the day.

Students, faculty and staff received campus-wide alerts to avoid the area.

UTPA is located in Edinburg, about 18 miles north of the US-Mexico border.