U.S. Attorney Michael Moore says he's opening an investigation into the death of Kendrick Johnson. 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside a school gym wrestling mat. Johnson’s parents pushed for the Department of Justice to open the case after Lowndes county officials ruled the death an accident.
The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead in his school gymnasium are asking federal authorities to investigate after a new autopsy concluded the boy died from a blow to the neck. Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found Jan. 11 upside down inside a rolled up wrestling mat.