Valdosta, GA- Over two months ago, a Superior Court judge gave the ‘ok’ for the family of Kendrick Johnson to exhume the teenager’s body in order for a second, independent autopsy to be performed. Eight days after the judge handed down the order, the 17-year old’s body was transported to a forensic pathologist in Florida.
Fast forward over eight weeks later, and the results from that autopsy have still not been released to the public, nor to the Johnson family. They claim that the results keep being delayed due to ‘stonewalling’ from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, as the GBI has refused to release tissue and blood samples done at the time of their autopsy.
Federal officials formally opened an inquiry into Johnson’s death three days before the last day of classes at Lowndes High School.