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Her Parents Found out she was dead, via Facebook!

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November 28, 2012 by The ReadyWriter


Jasmine Benjamin (pictured above), a 17-year-old nursing student at Valdosta State University from Lawrenceville, Ga., was found dead in a study area of her dorm on Nov. 18. Georgia police are treating the death as a homicide, pending the results of an autopsy test. Jasmine’s parents say they found out about their daughter’s death via Facebook.

“For someone to be so insensitive not to reach out to the family, it’s very, very hurtful to say the least,” James Jackson, Jasmine’s stepfather, told the network.

School officials say campus police notified the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, which then notified her parents. 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” which only adds to the family’s frustration.

In a statement released Monday, the university said it is “continuing to work with law enforcement agencies in their ongoing investigation.”

Parents… stay in touch with your college bound students, the devil coupled with tragedy is likely to strike anywhere.

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44 thoughts on “Her Parents Found out she was dead, via Facebook!

  1. Coco says:

    This poor chile’s parents. Now I’m wondering what happened to her? who killed her? Did she have a BF? So many questions. She was a pretty girl. SMH

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  2. Bobby says:

    Dayum this is messed up.
    My condolences to her family. wow.

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  3. Anthony says:

    Can’t even send ya kids to college in peace. SMDH

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  4. Acquitta says:

    no matter what, the school should have notified the family immediately

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  5. wanda says:

    WTF?
    My thoughts and prayers are with this family. May they find some peace and the killer be brought to justice.

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  6. wanda says:

    very pretty gurl.

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  7. Mahogany says:

    May her soul R.I.P.

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  8. Kayla says:

    I pray the parents sue the shit out of Valdosta State University!!!

    What the hell happened? It’s scary for a beautiful young black girl to turn up dead on a school campus!~

    WTF is wrong with people? And how the hell does this happen?

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  9. BrownGirl says:

    all suspicious deaths are treated as homicides pending an autospy it doesnt mean she was murdered. Smh

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  10. Adam says:

    so sad 😦 and to fnd out from facebook is an insult. I hope they have a good lawyer. Not that it’s going to bring their daughter back but for satisfaction purposes.

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  11. Cameo1 says:

    wow…i hate that damn facebook.

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  12. Daisy says:

    This is sad 😦 I have no words.

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  13. Curlene says:

    That’s a fuck up way to find out about your child!!! But you what no one talk anymore it all about texting ,Skype , and face book !! I’m just being real.

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  14. Olivijah says:

    What kind of school don’t check on someone laying on the couch?
    WTF?
    Where was her room mate? Hell where were her friends?
    How come they didn’t go check on her after some hours?
    Wow!!!! This is soooooooo sad 😦

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  15. Aceman says:

    ah man this is sad
    the minute someone in that dorm realized she was dead they prolly went str8 to facebook and posted it. i’m surprised they didn’t get a picture of her dead laying on the sofa via facebook. Smmfh
    people gotta tell you when they shit on facebook fa real.

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  16. Starr says:

    THIS POOR BABY. WONDER WHAT YEAR WAS SHE IN COLLEGE?
    LAWD HAVE MERCEY JESUS!!

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    • bobby says:

      THIS POOR BABY. WONDER WHAT YEAR WAS SHE IN COLLEGE?
      LAWD HAVE MERCEY JESUS!!
      **********************************
      @Starr, did you read the post?? this sentence is the 1st one in the post.

      “Jasmine Benjamin (pictured above), a 17-year-old nursing student at Valdosta State University from Lawrenceville, Ga.,”

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      • Starr says:

        WELL ‘THANK YOU’ @BOBBY, YES I READ THE POST I’M JUST HURT AND FOCUSED ON THAT BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF HER. JESUS!!!

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  17. Pointmen says:

    This is sad but seriously? While I understand this family’s frustration, what university checks on every student after a certain amount of time? People crash on study lounge couches all the time. Sleeping there for 12 hours was not uncommon where I went, especially if your roommate hung a sock on the doorknob. . .

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    • EbonyEyes says:

      Point,
      At my school, our dorm counselor do a floor check and she does check on study lounges so, I can’t see how people didn’t bother to check on her? 😦 Sad just sad. she was only 17? What the hell happened? Scary.

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  18. RandomChick says:

    17 y.o. she got to shool a couple of months ago and already dead less than a month from xmas? OMG! You can’t even go to college anymore. Sad

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  19. Felicia says:

    this is so sad…we had a dorm meeting tonight…trust me no one sleeps for hours in a study lounge w/o somebody checking on them. that school will take the heat for this.

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  20. Yasha says:

    This is Awful….

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  21. Pinky says:

    Well daum!!!! Where da hell is Valdosta State University?
    Where da hell was/is campus security?
    Where da hell was her friends and did she have any? And why come those heifers didn’t go looking for her?
    And who da hell posted it on Facebook?
    I hope n pray her parents gotta lawyer on speed dail.

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  22. Zion says:

    unbelievable!!!!!!!
    i would of had to burn the school down had this pretty young girl been my daughter.

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  23. SlickRick says:

    Her parents finding out on facebook is a fucked up way to find out ya child died!
    WTF is wrong wit people?
    See i’ would have to shut the damn school down!
    Oh hell no!

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  24. FloridaGurl says:

    Oh man this is sad….brings tears to my eyes. I worry about my lil nieces all the time. I pray for her parents.

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  25. RandomChick says:

    still can’t get over this. 😦

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  26. man says:

    helluva way to find out ya kid died. and in college? i’m sure her parents never expected this. damn shame i pray justice prevails.

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  27. annonymous says:

    If parents attended the orientation, this information was given. Please get familiar with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act . It was enacted to protect students by requiring colleges to get written permission from students to share information about them with others, parents included. By law, colleges are prohibited to contact parents. If it involved a crime, they shall notify police and the police will notify the parents. This law has been here for 4 decades.

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    • Pinky says:

      If parents attended the orientation, this information was given. Please get familiar with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
      ~~~~
      IDC HW MANY FAMILY ACTS THERE IS NO ONE IS EXPECTING THEIR CHILD TO WIND UP DEAD AND ON CAMPUS.

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      • Cameo1 says:

        If parents attended the orientation, this information was given. Please get familiar with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
        ~~~~
        No excuse…. her parents should have still known b4 it was posted on a social media website. That campus shoulda been locked down when she was discovered dead too. I hope the parents exercise all their rights and sue the shit out everyone who mishandled the info till they are satisfied.

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  28. BigBelly says:

    poor young girl. damn shame. i can’t wait to hear what happened to her. what about the other fool in florida who shot that black kid? y’all heard about that? i sent trace an email telling her.

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  29. Tamala says:

    This is so sad.

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  30. XMen says:

    wow this is crazy

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  31. Zenna says:

    damn shame this is. 😦 I hope they find the perp.

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