Jackson State University Student Latasha Norman Still Missing
Posted by KindraLore on November 21, 2007
Pictured: Latasha Norman
Update 12/6/07 9:05PM
Latasha Norman’s body has been sent to a forensic anthropologist who will examine her skeletal remains. Because her body was too decomposed, a cause of death could not be determined.
A tribute planned for tonight was postponed due to finals and organizers say it will be held in January.
Norman’s ex-boyfriend, Stanley Cole, is charged with murder and is currently being held at the Raymond Detention Center without bond. _________________________________________________________________________________
Sad ending to this case. Police have found the body of Latasha Norman. Norman’s ex-boyfriend, Stanley Dwayne Cole of Greenville, was charged with murder.
Update 11/26/07 7:48PM
Not a lot of new information coming out on this case. Authorities state that FBI are trying to retrace Latasha’s steps for November 13th, the day she went missing.
According to the AMW website, Latasha left her 2:30PM class for her job at Michael’s craft store. She never arrived.
According to her father Danny Bolden, Latasha’s tires had been slashed on her car a couple of weeks prior to her disappearance and a temporary license plate sticker had been stolen from her car. Latasha reported the incident to university police, but it has not been determined if the vandalism is related to her disappearance.
Police are also in the process of tracing her cell phone activity.
Update 11/21/07 9:50PM
Looks like Latasha’s father Danny Norman and Police Chief Malcolm McMillin’s diligences paid off as not only Latasha’s story received National attention, but now the FBI have stepped in “with a fresh set of eyes”.
Jackson Police Chief Malcolm McMillin is frustrated that missing Jackson State University student Latasha Norman hasn’t received national media attention.
“We need to show the same kind of concern for this,” McMillin said of Norman’s disappearance, adding that heightened exposure could help develop leads in the case.
Latasha Norman was last seen November 13th in one of her classes. Her car was left on the campus, but she never returned to her dormitory room when the afternoon class ended.
Norman’s ex-boyfriend and current boyfriend have both been questioned. No one has been ruled out according to police.
Norman’s ex-boyfriend, Stanley Cole, was arrested Thursday on charges stemming from an incident last month in which he was accused of striking Norman with his fist October 9th in an argument at a restaurant parking lot. He is currently free on bond.
According to an article published in the Clarion-Ledger, Danny Bolden, Norman’s father, admitted that the relationship between Cole and Norman had been rocky.
“She’s been trying to break it off with him,” Bolden stated in the article.
Dr. Joann White, an assistant professor in the department of management and marketing stated she also had heard that Norman had “a very controlling boyfriend.”
Latasha Norman has been described as being of medium-brown complexion, stands approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs between 115 and 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.”
Anyone with information regarding Latasha Norman’s whereabouts is asked to contact JSU’s police department at (601) 979-2580 or the Jackson Police Department at (601) 960-1210.
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