Ayaanah Gibson

A 19-year-old student at a small Christian college bled to death after delivering a stillborn fetus in secret in her dorm room, the State.com reports.

Ayaanah Gibson, 19, a freshman at Benedict College in South Carolina, was found dead in her room Tuesday night after going into labor sometime Saturday or early Sunday, police say.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Gibson's life would have been saved if she had gone to a hospital after delivering the stillborn fetus.

“Had she had medical attention of any kind, she would have lived,” Watts said Thursday.

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