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A New Federal Investigation Into The Death of 17-Year-Old Kendrick Johnson

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Cynthia Mallard
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Atlanta (WAOK/AP)- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Michael Moore, is  opening  a new investigation into the  the death of  17-year-old Kendrick Johnson .  He’s the  Lowndes County teen  whose body was found rolled in a gym mat at Lowndes County  High school in January.  Authorities ruled his death an accident initially , but recently an another autopsy showed Johnson had a  blow  to  the head.

U.S. Attorney Michael Moore announced today that there is sufficient amount of  evidence to reopen the case.   A surveillance video taken at a Georgia high school shows Kendrick Johnson earlier this year as he walked into the gym and onto the basketball court, but does not show anything leading up to his death.  Just recently Sheriff Chris Prine  has  released additional  surveillance footage of the gym  that he had previously withheld.

Johnson’s parents believe he was murdered. Authorities are asking for anyone with information to come forth.

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