Memorial Held for Slain Valdosta State Student

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A large crowd Thursday gathered at a funeral home in suburban Atlanta to remember Jasmine Benjamin, a freshman at Valdosta State University who was found dead in a campus dormitory.

Benjamin's relatives and friends assembled Thursday evening for a private service at the Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville.

Relatives entered through a side door, and did not speak to reporters who gathered near the building.

Benjamin was found dead on a couch in a study room Nov. 18.

Authorities are investigating her death as a homicide, but have not yet obtained a medical examiner's report outlining her exact cause of death.

Benjamin's family hired a private investigator to assist with the case.

Lawrenceville is about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta.

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