Cameras being installed in Valdosta dorm elevators

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities at Valdosta State University say they are installing cameras in residence hall elevators, including the dormitory where a 17-year-old freshman was found dead in a study lounge.

School spokeswoman Thressea Boyd tells The Associated Press that the project began before Jasmine Benjamin's body was found, and wiring for the cameras was installed several weeks ago.

Boyd said school officials had the cameras on backorder and were waiting for them to arrive when the aspiring nursing student was found unresponsive on a couch in a common study area at Georgia Hall on Nov. 18.

Police say they're treating the case as a homicide, though autopsy results are not complete. Authorities say there were no obvious signs of a crime when her body was found, but an autopsy raised questions.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)


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