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Family learns of daughter's death on Facebook

VALDOSTA, Ga. - The parents of a south Georgia college student first learned from Facebook that their daughter had been found dead in a dormitory study room shortly before Thanksgiving. Now, they hope that Facebook and other social media sites can help solve the death of 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin, which police are investigating as a homicide.

The Valdosta State University freshman was found unresponsive on a study room couch on Nov. 18.

Police say they're treating the case as a homicide, though autopsy results are not complete and they can't say for certain that she was killed.

A family friend had forwarded the post to the couple. The family has hired a private investigator, and a new Facebook site has been set up in hopes that students and others might share tips.

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