A student at Benedict College was found dead in her dorm room last weekend after delivering a stillborn fetus, CNN is reporting.
The woman – 19-year-old Ayaanah Gibson of Sacramento, California – bled to death according to Richland County, S.C. coroner Gary Watts. Benedict College – a private, historically black school – is located less than half a mile from Providence Hospital in downtown Columbia, S.C. The school provides free health care to its students.
“The Benedict College family is deeply saddened … about the unexpected loss of one of its students,” a statement from school officials noted.
Gibson was 30-32 weeks pregnant at the time of her stillborn delivery, although according to UPI she may have been unaware that she was with child. Her family was unaware she was pregnant, and Gibson never sought prenatal care.
How tragic …