Pickens County Coroner Jim Mahanes said 20-year-old Tiffany Souers was found strangled in her off-campus apartment. According to the Clemson police captain, Ms. Souers was strangled with her bathing suit top.
Souers, of St. Louis, Mo., was found dead Friday morning by a friend. Police say there is no sign of forced entry into her apartment.
Authorities have confiscated the girl's computer and are trying to track down friends who might have information helpful to the investigation.
University spokesman Robin Denny said Souers was a junior majoring in engineering and was enrolled in summer school. She was living in the Reserve apartment complex in Central, S.C., just a few miles away from the university.
Denny said the school also is looking for them to see if they need grief counseling.
The Clemson Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are investigating.