University Of Hartford Student Alleges Ex-Roommate Poisoned Her
Jazzy Rowe posted a video to Facebook telling her story. The university has called the police.
October 31, 2017 at 8:25 pm
A freshman at the University of Hartford, Jazzy Rowe, has received an outpouring of support on social media after alleging that her former roommate systematically worked to poison her during the first few weeks of the school year.
Rowe told her story via Facebook.
“While I’ve been here, I’ve been getting sick,” Rowe said in Facebook video. “It started with throat pain. I thought maybe because it’s colder up here, I’m just catching a cold.”
It never developed into a full-on cold, but the throat pain got worse and worse.
Rowe said that after about a month, the pain “got to the point where I had extreme throat pain that I couldn’t sleep, to the point where I couldn’t speak.”
Knowing that things weren’t going to get better on their own, she went to the campus doctor, who gave her antibiotics.
The medicine helped, but the doctors couldn’t figure out exactly what was wrong with her.
While all of this was going on, Rowe says she hadn’t been getting along very well with her roommate.
According to Rowe, they wouldn’t argue, but she says her roommate would do things to annoy her and to make her feel unwanted, “like if the person was to walk into the room and see me doing work, she’ll turn off the light and just walk out.”
Tired of feeling “like a ghost in my own room,” Rowe decided to move out.
As she began moving her things to her new room, Rowe says that a few Instagram posts made by her now ex-roommate were brought to her attention.
A screenshot of one of the posts allegedly made by Rowe’s ex-roommate is below:
— tsunami taj (@EverythingTaj) October 31, 2017
Rowe says that these posts explained how her ex-roommate waged a campaign against her that included placing Rowe’s toothbrush in unsanitary areas of the body, spitting in Rowe’s oil, pouring rotten clam dip in Rowe’s beauty products and rubbing used tampons against Rowe’s backpack.
In the Facebook video, Rowe shows viewers pictures of a bloodied backpack and what appears to be molded food, alleging that these are screenshots of photos her ex-roommate posted to Instagram.
To make matters worse, according to Rowe, after moving out, she was told “the situation is over,” by residence hall authorities. The same officials allegedly told her that she wasn’t allowed to talk about what happened.
She also alleges that school public safety officials were less than helpful when she went to them for aid. Rowe says the public safety office told her she “might not hear anything at all” about the case.
Upset, she took to social media looking for suggestions for next steps.
Twitter users began to tweet at the University of Hartford demanding that something be done.
— Skylar Ezell (@Skylar_Writer) October 31, 2017
— elexus jionde (@Lexual__) October 31, 2017
This is insane. Roomate at college poisoned because she had the misfortune to room with a racist https://t.co/xpKxd4biLQ
— Book of Cardi B. (@JazzySDH) October 31, 2017
— Chihiro Ogino (@WickedBeaute) October 31, 2017
The University responded with of tweet of its own, explaining that the case “has been turned over to local authorities” and that “an arrest has been made.”
— UofHartford (@UofHartford) October 31, 2017
Blavity has reached out to Hartford police and Rowe for more details. Attempts to reach Rowe's ex-roommate have been unsuccessful. We’ll update you as more details emerge.