Editor’s Note: This developing story will be updated as information becomes available.
Nov. 20: Update from VSUPD
“On Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 Valdosta State University police officers responded to a call at Georgia Hall regarding a female, later identified as 17-year-old Jasmine C. Benjamin, being unresponsive. Benjamin was later pronounced deceased by the Lowndes County coroner. The VSU Police Department requested the assistance of the Valdosta Police Department Detective Bureau and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to assist with the follow-up investigation. Investigators with the VSU Police Department, Valdosta Police Department, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the case to include conducting additional interviews and reviewing evidence. Because the case is still active, no additional information can be released at this time. Anyone who has information pertaining to this case is requested to contact the VSU Police Department at 229-333-7816.”
The Spectator caught wind of a rumor that a student died in one of VSU’s residence halls. Upon further investigation, it was confirmed that a 17-year-old student, Jasmine Benjamin, was found dead in Georgia Hall’s fifth floor study room. The incident is under investigation.