JACKSON, Miss.- Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirmed with local media that 23-year-old Benjamin Sabine was found dead in his dorm in Campbell Suites on the Jackson State University campus.
Officials do believe that the death was drug related but said no cause of death will be confirmed until an autopsy is performed. The coroner said she believed he had been dead for several days.
Jackson State University released the following statement on Facebook:
“Jackson State University is saddened to announce the death of junior civil engineering major Benjamin O. Sabine, who was found deceased in Campbell Suites Residence Hall in the early-morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Our hearts go out to the family, and we mourn this tragic and untimely death. Our students are always our first concern, and we have made counselors available to help them cope with this unfortunate loss,” said JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers.
According to the Hinds County Coroner’s Office, there was no evidence of foul play; however, the incident is still under investigation.
Continue to follow JSU’s Twitter account @JacksonStateU for accurate information.”
News Mississippi has contacted the coroner for more information. We will post updates as details unfold.