Complaint Against Funeral Home In Kendrick Johnson Case

Source: Stephanie Slifer / CBS News

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, the Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school gym in January, filed a complaint Tuesday against the funeral home that handled their son’s remains.

The complaint was filed with the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service against Antonio Harrington, the owner of Harrington’s Funeral Home in Valdosta, on behalf of Jacquelyn and Kenneth Johnson.

The 17-year-old Johnson was found dead January 11 inside a wrestling mat in his Valdosta, Ga. school gym. Authorities called his death a freak accident, saying he fell head-first into an upright mat and became trapped. The case was closed, but Johnson’s family insists he was killed.

When a judge agreed to exhume Johnson’s body over the summer, a private pathologist not only determined he died of blunt force trauma to his neck, but also that all of his internal organs, including his brain, were missing and his body had been stuffed with newspaper.

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  • Niecy

    My god!!

  • rjl

    His fingernails were missing too. It appears that this is a cover up designed to protect the killer. It’s not enough for a mother and father to lose their son in such a horrific manner but for their son’s body to be further abused and potential evidence disposed of?

    • Steve w

      Sure it’s a coverup. lol

      • Angelia Smith

        And why is this funny do u live here in valdosta do u know the entire situation because unless u do please keep ur negativity to urself

        • Steve w

          Please keep your negativity to yourself also.

    • Angelia Smith

      NOt only his fingernails his pelvis liver heart everything kendrick came in the world with was not buried with him kendrick was a sweet athletic young man.his face was beaten so severely we couldnt recognize him at all its 2 young white brothers that are suspected in this mainly the youngest brother yes evidence has been discovered and some destroyed