Kendrick Johnson Death: Missing Organs Are Reason To Suspect Foul Play In Ga. Teen’s Gym Mat Death, Victim’s Parents Say
Source: CBS News
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat at school said Thursday the fact that their son was recently found to be buried without his internal organs is a new reason to suspect signs of foul play were covered by investigators.
The body of Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found Jan. 11 in South Georgia. Lowndes County sheriff’s investigators concluded that he died in a freak accident, falling headfirst into an upright mat and becoming trapped. But Johnson’s family believes he was killed and has been pressuring authorities into taking a second look at the case.
The teenager’s family announced Thursday that the Florida lawyer who helped push for a criminal prosecution in the shooting of Trayvon Martin has joined efforts to reopen an investigation into Johnson’s death. His parents also revealed that when Johnson’s body was exhumed over the summer for a second autopsy, the private pathologist discovered his organs were missing and newspaper had been used to fill the body cavity.
“I feel outraged about them stuffing my son’s body with newspaper,” Jaquelyn Johnson said.
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