ATLANTA -- Investigators have interviewed as many as 20 people in the murder investigation of a Valdosta nursing student found dead in the dorm study room November 18th. However, Jasmine Benjamin's family is no longer waiting for answers.
"We have started an investigation," said Robin Martinelli of Martinelli Investigations Inc.
She is working with Lawrenceville Attorney Tom Stubbs who is now representing the Jasmine's parents; Judith Brogdon and step father, James Jackson.
The PI firm has confirmed it has investigators in Valdosta seeking answers. Any information will be turned over to the police and to the family's attorney.
"We will belooking at the circumstances that arose with her death to see if there's any issues that need to be addressed in any other way," said Stubbs.
Jasmine's body was discovered in a dorm study room at Valdosta State University on November 18th. The coroner believes she had been dead for up to 15 hours. Initially it was thought she had died of natural causes buttwo days later her death was ruled as a homicide.
Meanwhile Major Brian Childress with the Valdosta Police Department told 11Alive news that a preliminary cause of death has been given but investigators are withholding that information while they investigate a couple working theories into the murder.
"I know it sounds redundant but if you know any information, help the police, help us," said James Jackson in a private interview with 11Alive News on Monday night.
Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI at 229-225-4090 or Valdosta State Univ. Police at 229-333-7816.