Missing Jackson State University Student Found Dead

Missing Jackson State University Student Found Dead

Published February 11, 2008

Posted Nov. 30, 2007 –  Police found the body of missing Jackson State University honor student Latasha Norman Thursday, reports Fox News.

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Norman’s ex-boyfriend, Stanley Cole, led officials to her body, which was abandoned alongside a rural road in Jackson, Miss., the station reports.

"Investigators were able to locate the body based on information developed in the course of the interview," Jackson Police Sgt. Jeffery B. Scott told Fox News.

Cole was charged with murder after talking with the detectives.

Norman, a 20-year-old accounting major, was last seen Nov. 13 walking out of her afternoon marketing class.  Since her disappearance, police officials appealed to media outlets to report Norman’s story, and even said that the lack of media coverage was because of Norman’s race.

On the campus of the historically Black university, though, Norman’s disappearance ignited an outpouring of love and support for the 20-year-old accounting major, and classmates held vigils for her during her disappearance.

Cole was not originally named as a suspect in her disappearance, even though he was recently charged with assault for allegedly hitting her during an argument.

Someone had also slashed Norman’s car tires and took off the license plates, in an incident police say could have been related.

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Written by BET-Staff


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