A federal prosecutor says he’ll launch an investigation into the bizarre death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson, who was found rolled up in a wrestling mat in his high school gym.
Despite local authorities who concluded the 17-year-old’s death in January was accidental, his family has held onto the possibility that foul play was involved — and pushed for the Department of Justice to probe the case.
“My goal is to follow the facts, apply the law and protect the independence and objectivity of the investigative process,” Michael Moore, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, said at a news conference Thursday.
Moore’s announcement comes just as newly released surveillance footage shows Johnson on his last day alive at Valdosta High School. While the clips don’t reveal exactly what happened to the popular student athlete, his parents believe there could be another clue to unraveling his death.
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