Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk announced on Monday that an investigation into Kendrick Johnson’s death had been reopened. The body of Johnson, 17, was found upside-down in the mat in Lowndes County High School in January 2013. Investigators ruled his death was an accident, although Johnson’s parents insisted due to the odd circumstances surrounding his death that he was murdered. At the time, Johnson’s parents had a second autopsy conducted by a private pathologist. This private pathologist concluded he died due to an “unexplained, apparent non-accidental blunt force trauma.”
It’s been eight long years. I’m feeling hopeful.
Investigators determined that there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that someone or some group of people willfully violated Kendrick Johnson’s civil rights or committed any other prosecutable federal crime.
I’m hoping that he does the right thing. I just hope that the truth comes out.