Feds To Investigate Death Of Georgia Teen Kendrick Johnson

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Almost 10 months after the mysterious death of teen Kendrick Johnson, his parents are finally seeing a proper investigation for the death of their son who’s bloody body was found rolled up in a gym may on January 11 in Valdosta, Georgia.

Lowndes County sheriff’s department closed the case calling it a “freak accident, but U.S. Attorney Michael Moore said Thursday that the federal authorities have now re-opened the case to investigate the death of the 17-year-old.

Johnson’s family suspects that the Valdosta teen was murdered and someone tried to cover up the evidence in the case.

After a lengthy and thorough review of evidence collected by authorities, Moore says, “I am of the opinion that a sufficient basis exists for my office to conduct a formal review of the facts and investigation surrounding the death of Kendrick Johnson.”

“My objective is to discover the truth, and I believe that can only be done by gathering all of the relevant information surrounding Mr. Johnson’s death.”

Johnson’s parents have hired civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump who specializes, who also represented the family of murdered teenager Trayvon Martin.

In addition to suspecting foul play, the family’s lawyer questions whether officials in the predominately white county took the investigation of an African-American teenager serious enough which raises civil rights concerns.

The Johnson Family say they want justice to be served. They want to know the details behind the death that they believe was at the hands of a murderer.  If it was in fact an accident, they want to know for sure. But even that will not bring their loved one back or completely bring peace to the family.

“Only peace I have is that when I get to heaven I be with Kendrick again,” says father Kenneth Johnson.