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October 9th, 2013
01:02 AM ET

AC360 Exclusive: What really happened to Kendrick Johnson?

Kendrick Johnson was a high school student in Georgia. His body was found upside down in a rolled up wrestling mat in the school gym last January. Investigators ruled his death an accident, but his parents believe someone killed their son and the truth is being hidden. The circumstances surrounding Kendrick's death are more than strange, a lot just doesn't add up. Now, his family is demanding answers. Victor Blackwell has exclusive new information on the case.

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  1. April

    I'm not sure who is old enough to know who Emit Till was but ... newspaper and molding clay had to be used to reconstruct his body after his murder in Miss.

    Maybe the newspaper was a message ..... a racial slur without words.

    October 11, 2013 at 11:18 am |
  2. julie bateson

    Wow, I don't know what to say exept sorry to the family, it is a travesty that the authorities have ruled it an accident. So basically what they are saying that he was somehow accidentally rolled up in a floor mat and place upside down with no one knowing he was there, because that is the only way this would have been an accident. Are they Mad? a five year old can see through that cover up. just terrible

    October 10, 2013 at 12:55 am |
  3. Mel Douglas

    I also noticed Skittles bag between the mats. Could there be an underlying message or something?

    October 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm |
  4. Samuel Aro

    Hello Mr. Cooper,

    I just saw your Report on the young man killed in a Gym now on your programm and i wonder `this cant be happening in the America; we all over the World are looking up to !!! its for me becoming a case of one too much !!

    Please can you explain to me Why all the experts you just talked to keep saying `The evidence is gone !!!
    They aint gone, because I can still see on your Video of the Gym the BLOOD IS STILL ON THE Locker, the Pullover is still to be seen, the blood stained shoes and many other evidence !!!
    SoMy question now is, WHY CANT THIS TONS OF VALUABLE EVIDENCE; INCLUDING A COMDOM RAPPER ON THE FLOOR NOT BE TESTED FOR DNA OR SOMETHING ?????????????
    My understanding of this now is : if a deep seach, that is a Real Investigation is conducted, you, me & all of us will be surprised at what will come outa this ......A BIG DIRTY STORY, with a concerted, conceived group cover up as Icing on the Sinnfull Cake !!!! I promise you, if this story is justly followed up to the end, you will be surprised what will come out of the `SEALED CAN ` .....Lots of people will land in JAIL, rightfully.

    May the Soul of the young man find the Peace and Mercy of our Lord almighty Jesus & REST IN PEACE

    October 9, 2013 at 9:02 pm |
  5. Kim

    Does anyone feel that it could be strange that there is a picture of a empty package of skittles? I feel sick over the fact body parts are missing, replaced with newspaper. It's starting to seem like a cover up and just(MAYBE) a race problem.

    October 9, 2013 at 8:58 pm |
  6. Jeana

    I can't believe they are calling this an accident. Blood on the wall on sneakers found in the gym, but not collected as evidence. Something is amiss here!!! To the Johnson family, I'm very sorry for your loss! I hope there will be justice for Kendrick <3

    October 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm |
  7. tomdog

    Not to belittle this tragedy but have any of these people been in a high school gymnasium? The high school gym I went to and the two in the town that I now live in always have a variety of forgotten clothing and shoes in them. If the forensics team determined that the found shoes had no blood on them, the shoes were obviously bagged and tagged. The photographed (dried) blood on the wall is obviously much older than Johnson's. Why wasn't Johnson's shoe covered in blood, in depends on how it exited Johnson, if it poured down just one side of the tube he was in and pooled at the bottom, the only the parts of the shoe that were touching the floor will have blood on them. Obviously this gym was not a well-maintained or monitored facility and someone should have known that Johnson was missing or had not exited the gym but the evidence they are looking at in this video is purely circumstantial and doesn't point to a conspiracy to conceal a crime. Why doesn't the sheriff want to talk? It's an elected position and there's no way that he can tell a national news service that there "is no conspiracy" and come out looking good.

    October 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
    • Samuel Aro

      Please can you tell me how you come to your conclusion that the blood on the Wall, shoes and so on aint fron Kendrik WITHOUT MAKING A SINGLE TEST ON THEM ???

      Are you some sort of Jesus reincarnate who can automatically determine the consistence of a blood stain JUST BY LOOKING AT IT ON TV IN THE CONFORT OF YOUR LIVING ROOM ???
      I also like you and everybody that make comments on such matters know one thing ` whatever we all say, do or not do are all being recorded deligently in our account by GOD where there is nothing like conlusion to COVER UP !!! Meaning, if I, Xou or anybody INTENTIONALLY or KNOWINGLY makes a wrong comments about the destruction of `GODS HANDY WORK; Kendrik ` it will be recorded because the Bible says, THOU SHALL NOT LIE !!!

      October 9, 2013 at 9:16 pm |
  8. natalie logan

    This young man was murdered and the police know who did it and are covering it up.

    October 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm |

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