A 19-year-old student studying chemistry at a small Christian college was found dead in her dorm room after giving birth to a stillborn baby.
Ayaanah Gibson, originally from Sacramento, California, died alone in her room at Benedict College in South Carolina last weekend after bleeding to death in secret. Authorities later revealed that she had never attempted to seek medical attention in the 30 to 32 weeks she was pregnant.
No one knew about her pregnancy, and based on the coroner’s estimates of the age of the fetus, it appears that Gibson was pregnant before she graduated high school.
“The Benedict College family is deeply saddened this evening about the unexpected loss of one of its students. Please join the Benedict College family in praying for our fallen Tiger and her family,” the college said in a statement.
Our condolences are with her family at this time. May she and the baby rest in peace.