Ga. college death possible homicide

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 7:28 AM
Last updated 6:52 PM
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VALDOSTA, Ga. — Investigators are awaiting autopsy results before making a final determination about the death of a Valdosta State University freshman.

Authorities already have said they believe homicide is behind the death of 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin, a Valdosta State freshman from Lawrenceville.

But a commander with the Valdosta Police Department, Brian Childress, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution police can’t call the case a murder until they get a final autopsy report.

Officials say it could be several weeks before that report is available.

The aspiring nursing student was found unresponsive on a couch in a study room. Authorities initially told Benjamin’s parents she died of natural causes.

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