FILE – A sign for the University of Georgia is seen on May 28, 2004, in Athens, Georgia. A woman was found dead Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, on the University of Georgia campus after a friend told police she had not returned from a morning run, the university said. (AP Photo/Allen Sullivan, File)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A woman was found dead Thursday on the University of Georgia campus after a friend told police she had not returned from a morning run, the university said.

It was not immediately clear if the woman was a student on campus. The university canceled classes Thursday and urged students to travel in groups.

Officers searching the area around the school’s intramural fields found the woman unconscious, not breathing and with visible injuries, the university said in a post on X, formerly Twitter. She was in a wooded area behind Herrick Lake.

The university said foul play is suspected.

A friend had called University of Georgia police concerned about the woman’s well-being after she did not return from a morning cross-country run, the university said.

The university said campus police are investigating the death along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

By Sam