Parents Learn About Daughter's Death On Facebook

Parents Learn About Daughter's Death On Facebook

College freshman Jasmine Benjamin was found dead in her dorm room and school administrators failed to notify her parents. Instead, Jasmine's parents learned of her death from a friend's Facebook post.

The 17-year-old nursing student at Valdosta State University was found dead in the study area of her dorm on November 18. Her parents claim no one from the school or police reached out to them regarding the death. James Jackson, Jasmine's stepfather spoke with CBS Atlanta about his daugther's death.

"For someone to be so insensitive not to reach out to the family, it's very, very hurtful to say the least."

According to Jackson, Gwinnett County police told him 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." 

VSU officials claim campus police contacted the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department who then relayed the news to Jasmine's parents. The death is currently being treated as a homicide pending the results of an autopsy.

[via Yahoo! News]

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