LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The family of a slain Valdosta State student has hired an attorney who has a private investigator working on the case.
Private Investigator Robin Martinelli said she is working in conjunction with the Voldasta Police Department and the GBI to investigate Benjamin's death, but has also started her own investigation as well.
Benjamin graduated from Central Gwinnett High School earlier this year and just moved onto campus in August to study to become a nurse, just like her mother.
Benjamin's parents said they were initially told that she died of natural causes.
Within 24 hours, everything changed when police found evidence that turned the case into a murder investigation.
Martinelli told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh investigators are working non
"They are working very hard around the clock, analyzing everything as we speak," Martinelli said.
Services for Benjamin are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Levett & Sons Funeral Home's Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville.
Anyone with information about the teenager's death is asked to call Valdosta State University police at 229-333-7815 or the Valdosta police crime hotline at 229-293-3091.