Georgia Parents Discover Daughters Death Via Facebook

Social networking is one of the quickest ways to spread news but I’m sure no one would want to discover what Lawrenceville, Georgia resident James Jackson and his wife did-their daughter’s death!

According to Yahoo News, 17 year-old freshman Jasmine Benjamin, was found dead at Valdosta State University in a dorm hall study room on November 18. Jasmine’s parents were not informed by the school regarding their daughter’s death and instead found out through a friend’s Facebook post.

As reported by Yahoo News:

Jackson said police told him that Jasmine “had been dead for at least 12 hours before she was found, because passers-by thought she was simply sleeping on the study room couch,” adding to the family’s frustration… “That’s the most disturbing part,” Jackson said. “What kind of school is this that they know someone’s laying on the couch to go check on them after a certain amount of hours?”

What makes matters worse is that her death is being investigated as a homicide. Yahoo News reported that the parents were originally told that Jasmine died of natural causes.

This young lady had been deceased for at least 12 hours before anyone noticed. Dorms are supposed to be paroled by Resident Assistants (R.A.s) and Hall Managers. It wasn’t discussed what time of day Benjamin was discovered but 12 hours is long enough for a dorm community to notice someone in a room alone for an extended period of time.

What do you think was going at the school or in the dorm that made this student’s death go under the radar?

-AskDrO Staff


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