“There were no organs in there”, the private pathologist the parents of Kendrick Johnson hired to do a second autopsy told their attorney
The story of Georgia teen who was discovered rolled up in a gym mat was in the news recently. It was a strange circumstance and even stranger explanation…now the family has to endure another tragedy when they found their son’s body was stuffed with newspaper to fill the cavity prior to burial.
We have written extensively about stolen body parts that are sold for experimentation and research by coroners and funeral directors. Human tissue is in great demand and seems to be viable longer than vital organs. Even teeth are extracted and sold.
However the story in NBC News of teenager Kendrick Johnson is horrifying to read.
The mysterious death of a Georgia teen has taken a bizarre twist with the revelation that an autopsy of his exhumed remains found his internal organs missing and his body stuffed with newspaper.
The family of Kendrick Johnson, 17, of Valdosta, Ga., was “outraged” and “devastated” by the discovery and believes his death was a murder that is being covered up, a lawyer representing them said Thursday.
Johnson, a three-sport athlete, was found dead on Jan. 11 in a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school gym. State medical examiners concluded that he accidentally suffocated while trying to retrieve a sneaker.
But his parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, were doubtful about that conclusion.
In June, they won a court order to have Kendrick’s body exhumed for a second autopsy.
What the private pathologist who performed the second autopsy found was shocking. The results came back in September.
“There were no organs in there,” Benjamin Crump, co-counsel for Kendrick’s family, said. “He [also] concluded that it was a homicide, and that he died from blunt force trauma.”
The autopsy showed Kendrick suffered hemorrhaging on the right side of his neck.
Another from WBAL-TV in Baltimore
This is a horror story: The family of a teen found dead in his school’s gym gets his body exhumed, only to find that instead of organs, paper had been stuffed inside him. Get all the details here: http://on.wbaltv.com/1czzPbx
We have worked for accountability, oversight and audits of sudden deaths…perhaps this will open a door in the case of Raymond Marc Zachry and others who are hurting without an avenue to find a conclusion to a corrupt medical examiner and death investigation industry