Family of Kendrick Johnson Accuses Local Officials of Covering Up Teen's Death

Kendrick Johnson
Posted at 12:55 AM, Aug 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-14 00:55:00-04

VALDOSTA, GA (WTXL) - The parents of Valdosta teenager, Kendrick Johnson, are now accusing the sheriff, school superintendent, and an FBI agent of placing the 17-year-old's body inside a rolled-up gym mat at Lowndes High School more than two years ago.

These new accusations are part of the lawsuit filed by the Johnson family. The teenager's body was found upside down in the high school's gym in January 2013. Investigators ruled the death accidental, but Johnson's family insists it was foul play.

The lawsuit claims the two local officials, including FBI agent Rick Bell covered up the death, and that Bell's two sons, as well as over 30 other officials, may have played a role in that cover up.