updated 12/24/2007 11:24:54 PM ET 2007-12-25T04:24:54

Police are still investigating the death of a Marshall University student, whose body was found Friday in the crawl space of a West Virginia apartment building.

Police have not said how Leah Hickman died, but the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Investigators found the body in a basement laundry room in the building where Hickman lived.

Police say the journalism student disappeared sometime after making a cell phone call on Dec. 14.

Authorities say her phone is missing, but her keys, purse, car and luggage she had packed for a trip to her parents' were found in her apartment.

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