The woman who died Thursday after being pulled from the water off a pier in Canton has been identified as a Johns Hopkins neurology professor.
Dr. Elizabeth O'Hearn, 53, was found near the 2300 block of Boston St. in Canton. Police were called to the area about 4:45 a.m. by a witness who reported a woman floating facedown in the water, police said.
The police marine unit pulled her out and she was taken to
The cause of death is under investigation, and the body was to be taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy, Davis said.
Kim Hoppe, a spokeswoman for the
But Marylisa Price, an administrator with the school's neuroscience department, confirmed the connection to the student newspaper, the Johns Hopkins News-Letter, and a public records search also confirmed the link. A profile page on the website
O'Hearn was a 1985 graduate of the Hopkins School of Medicine, an assistant professor of neurology and neuroscience starting in 1997, and a collaborator with Dr. Mark E. Molliver on 15 research publications.
O'Hearn's partner had been Molliver, a professor emeritus of neuroscience and neurology at Hopkins' School of Medicine. He died of complications after cardiac arrest May 10 at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 75.
While Molliver had children, he did not have any with O'Hearn, according to obituary records.
Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton contributed to this article.