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Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside of a gym mat at Lowndes County High School In January
The latest in a case involving a Black Georgia teen found dead in a mat in a high school gymnasium involves the coroner in the case slamming how the incident was handled. In January, Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found dead inside of a gym mat at Lowndes County High School in Valdosta, Ga. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said Johnson suffocated himself while trying to get a sneaker. While authorities said the death was an accident and closed the case, the family believes otherwise.
The case involving the death of Black 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson in south Georgia is gaining national attention due to the family’s claims that the student-athlete was murdered. However, authorities have closed the case.