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Jackson State University Student Latasha Norman Missing Since November 13, 2007 (Update: Found Dead, Boyfriend Arrested)

20 year old Latasha Norman, a Jackson State University student has been missing since November 13, 2007. Latasha Norman was last seen at the end of an afternoon class Nov. 13. She has recently, according to reports, been the target of of attacks.

In recent weeks, Norman had been the target of attacks. Someone slashed her car tires and removed the vehicle’s license plate. Her father instructed her to file reports with the campus police, and she did. Last week, an ex-boyfriend of Norman’s was charged with hitting her last month. He has withdrawn as a student from Jackson State, university officials said Wednesday. (Washington Post)

Missing Woman Coverage a Black and White Issue?

Why does one missing woman get all the attention while another woman’s story becomes a buried headline? Jackson, Miss., Police Chief Malcolm McMillin, who has been heading a search over the past eight days for 20-year-old Latasha Norman, thinks he knows one reason why. “As far as the interest by the national media in the story, I think race probably had an impact,” the police chief said.

Family Confident Missing JSU Student Is Alive The search continues tonight for the missing Jackson state student

After one week, very few clues have turned up on the wherabouts of Latasha.   She was last seen leaving an accounting class at Jackson state around 2:30 Tuesday November 13th. Her father Danny Bolden, “It’s been seven days now we’d like to bring this to a closure, just like the chief said we don’t have any leads yet we don’t know were still investigating, were crying out for help.” During a briefing on campus, investigators said they were limited in what they could say about Latasha’s case. They say they’ve received several tips and are following up on several leads. Hinds County Sheriff and Jackson Police Chief Malcolm McMillin says, “This needs to be national news. We need the rest of the country to have the same kind of concern we have for this.”

No new leads in student’s disappearance

Police reported no new leads Friday in the disappearance of Jackson State University student Latasha Norman, and her father said he’s staying in the Jackson area to be close to the investigation. “We haven’t heard anything new,” said Danny Bolden, of Greenville. He indicated press reports on his missing daughter are helping “keep the case alive.” He said police had told him they were following up on several phone calls but that nothing concrete had come up.

UPDATE I: Mississippi Police Find Missing Student Latasha Norman’s  Body, Charge Ex-Boyfriend Stanley Dwayne Cole With Murder

The case of missing Latasha Norman has come to a sad but not surprising ending Sadlly, the body of Latasha Norman was found dead by Mississippi police after her ex-boyfrined, Stanley Dwayne Cole, lead police to the location. Stanley Dwayne Cole has been arrested and charged with Latasha Norman’s murder.

The ex-boyfriend of a missing Jackson State University student was charged with murder Thursday after leading police to her decomposed body in the woods off a quiet Jackson street, authorities said.

Norman’s ex-boyfriend, Stanley Dwayne Cole of Greenville, was charged with murder after being interviewed by detectives on Thursday, said Jackson Police Sgt. Jeffery B. Scott.

“Investigators were able to locate the body based on information developed in the course of the interview,” Scott said.

For further updates and to discuss the case, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons forum: Latasha Norman.  

November 24th, 2007 at 12:13am Posted by | arrested, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing College Student, Pictures | one comment

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  1. My heart goes out to the family of Latasha; I too am outraged by the media coverage focus on the white girl. I thank Tom Joytner and Micheal Baisden for getting the story out. As a mother of (2) college students; I worry about them everyday and the relationships they will encounter. I pray that everything I have taught them and God’s Love will protect,
    keep, and cover them as they travel the journey of young adulthood. My PRAYERS are with the family; May God’s Love comfort you in the days to come.

    Comment by Sheryle Williams | December 2, 2007

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