Kendrick Johnson

Kendrick Johnson was found dead 110 days ago. The sophomore’s bruised and battered frame was hidden in a rolled-up mat in Georgia’s Lowndes High School’s gymnasium. Johnson’s parents believe he was murdered and are seeking answers and justice.

Authorities ruled his death accidental, claiming Johnson was ensnared in the mat while attempting to retrieve a piece of clothing. A preliminary autopsy found no signs of struggle or injuries congruent with a murder. The case was closed soon after the autopsy results were released.

This explanation hasn’t persuaded Johnson’s father. Kenneth Johnson believes his son was murdered and left in the mat to be discovered.

“He was last seen third block going to fourth block, he was seen no more,” Johnson told the local news affiliate, WALB. “Then again, I want to express how did my son go missing during school hours in broad daylight? We know our son was murdered while he was at Lowndes High School. We do know that.”

  • MaggieMay

    Years ago, a highschool classmate’s dad fell into the hole near his house where the water shutoff is. He accidentally suffocated because he couldn’t get back out…and his face swelled and split in a very similar way. He was also gone for less than a day when discovered. The backup of blood caused by being upside down for so long seems to cause the physiological changes we see in the above video/photo and, unfortunately, in my dear friend’s father.

  • Lenny Lessor

    Have to agree with previous post. The face they show on the posters is not one of homicide, but one of intense pressure. Stop. Think about this… you have something to retrieve down a very small and deep well. Do you go in? Someone as athletic as Kendrick could slide inside and grab it, right? Let me say that I have pushed myself halfway into a rolled up mat before. “HALF” way. I dare most anyone to try this. It is terrifying. Unfortunately, there was no one there to help. Not preaching, just saying, there was a time or two I thought I could crawl through that big mat. Check it out and then see how you feel. Peace.

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  • sasha

    This could all be solved if the school would simply release the footage of him entering the gym by himself…. its seems strange that they wont do so. This is a sad story i pray for a justice and that the family find out what happened to their son.

  • pat king

    Who fnd Kendrick? Who made 911 call? Why the hell would he sit atop the rolled up mat??? Had to b a damn freaky accident to squeeze into the mat retrieve the alleged article!!!!! Who was the last person to see Kendrick?? Lots of suspiciosness on part of school & police!!!!!

    • AnotherSadMom

      I keep hearing that he was retrieving a shoe. Has anyone noticed both of shoes neatly positioned in the mat by his leg?! withholding the video clearly proves that there is a cover up. Not calling the police right away tells me that someone who attends or work at that school is involved. What happened to testing the mat for fingerprints? Why was the crime scene contaminated? I think maybe someone relate to the cops or a county offcial is involved. I hope the FBI, Nancy Grace, and Obama get involved. It may take some time but someone will tell what they know one day. I say polygraph the person who found the body and subpoena the school for the tape. If the tape shows evidence of tampering, lock up that person. This is a sad case. Yes, its sad, but race is an issue!!