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Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 8:00am

Valdosta State Installs Elevator Cameras

Updated: 1 year ago.
Valdosta State University is installing cameras in residence hall elevators, including the dormitory where a 17-year-old freshman was found dead in a study lounge. A school spokeswoman said the project began before Jasmine Benjamin's body was found, and wiring for the cameras was installed several weeks ago. (Photo Courtesy of Joca Pias via stock.xchng.)

Valdosta State University is 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 told The Associated Press 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.