Parents learn from Facebook that their 17-year-old daughter died

Jasmine Benjamin 
By: Devansh Dutt 

(Scroll down for video) Parents from Atlanta, Georgia, are fuming after they learned from a Facebook post that their 17-year-old daughter died, according to press reports.

The freshman at Valdosta State University, was found dead last weekend on campus and their parents said that they discovered the news on Facebook.

Jasmine Benjamin, 17, who studied nursing and lived on campus, was found dead in her bedroom near the common study area around noon.

Valdosta Police believe foul play was involved and are investigating the death as a homicide for now. Her family said they were told that her body may have been moved after she died.

Benjamin's mother, Judith Jackson, and stepfather James Jackson, spoke on Saturday, from their home because they want answers from the college.

The couple said that they are dismayed by the way that they learned of the death of Benjamin, through a message on a friend’s Facebook wall. They said that the university authorities never notified them of her death.

The university said that the standard procedure is to contact the agency for law enforcement in the hometown of the student's parents or relatives.



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