WTXL-TV in Tallahassee is reporting that the body of Kendrick Johnson, the 17-year-old high school student whose body was found rolled up in a gym mat at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, GA January 11, 2013 has been exhumed for a second autopsy.
Johnson’s death was ruled “accidental” by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) after the initial autopsy. Johnson’s parents believe foul play was involved due to precarious circumstances surrounding Johnson’s death including the distorted body of the teen.
The case garnered national attention and support from the NAACP, Reverend Al Sharpton and a host of others who believe Johnson was murdered. The family attorney says a forensic pathologist will review the GBI’s findings and conduct a second autopsy. Results of the autopsy should be available in two weeks.