Jackson State holds memorial for Latasha Norman

November 29, 2007 · Print This Article

Latasha Norman

Jackson State University will hold a memorial service for Latasha Danielle Norman at noon Monday, Dec. 3 in the Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium on the main campus.

The remains of the 20-year-old junior accounting major from Greenville were found at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in a wooded area on Brown Street near County Line Road in Jackson. Authorities have charged Stanley Dwayne Cole, 24, with murder. Cole, a sophomore criminal justice major at Jackson State, is also from Greenville.

“I want to extend my deepest and most profound sympathy to the Norman/Bolden family, Latasha’s friends and others who loved her,” said President Ronald Mason Jr. “There are simply no words that can take away the anguish felt in the face of such a heinous and senseless act.”

The Jackson State Department of Public Safety has been investigating Latasha’s disappearance along with the FBI, Hinds County Sheriff’s Department and the Jackson Police Department since her Nov. 13 disappearance.

“We all worked around the clock, hoping that we could bring Latasha back safely,” said Chief Rebecca Coleman, director of the Jackson State Department of Public Safety. “Now, our efforts must shift to seeking justice. We mourn with Latasha’s family and friends.”

Jackson State is offering counseling to students, faculty and staff who are experiencing difficulty coping with Latasha’s death. For more information, call 601-979-2580.


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