Cold Case of 17-Year-Old Kendrick Johnson Found Dead in Gym Mat Reopened

March 10, 2021

The body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found rolled up inside a gym mat in his school’s gymnasium back in 2013. Local authorities believe Kendrick died while trying to reach into the mat to retrieve a pair of sneakers. His parents Jacqueline and Kenneth Johnson, say Kendrick was murdered. In 2016, the Department of Justice closed the case citing insufficient evidence to support federal criminal charges,” but after rallies and protests, have reopened the investigation.

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