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Woman Found Dead in North Bay Hotel Identified as SFSU Student

A 24-year-old woman found dead inside a guest room at a North Bay resort Monday morning was identified Tuesday as a San Francisco State University student, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.

The county coroner's office identified the woman as Courtney Alexis Herda, a student in SFSU's class of 2017, sheriff's officials said.

At about 10:15 a.m. Monday, the Windsor Fire Department and Windsor deputies responded to the WorldMark Resort at 1251 Shiloh Road on reports of an unresponsive subject inside a guest room. When deputies arrived, they found Herda unresponsive, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Herda was staying in the room with her boyfriend and at least four other people, police said. The group of young adults said they were staying at the resort this weekend while they attended the Emerald Cup Cannabis event at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, authorities said.

It remained unclear Tuesday whether Herda suffered from a medical issue, but there was nothing suspicious about her death nor were there any signs of foul play, according to the Sonoma County Coroners' Office.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Coroner’s office at 707-565-5070.

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