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Parents Of Slain Teen Sue Funeral Home That Stuffed The Body With Newspaper

Submitted by on February 6, 2014 – 2:41 pmNo Comment
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The parents of the Georgia teenager who was found dead in a rolled up gym mat after a mysterious accident last year have something else distressing on their plate. Attorneys for the family of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson are accusing Harrington Funeral Home of fraud, negligence and intentional mishandling of a corpse.

The reason? The pathologist discovered that their dead son’s internal organs were missing and his body had been filled with newspaper.

This comes after the family had the body exhumed for a second autopsy last summer to try and get to the bottom of Johnson’s death. Detectives concluded that he died in a freak accident where he was stuck upside down while reaching for a gym show. The cause was “positional asphyxia.” The parents didn’t agree with that assessment and took action into their own hands. However, now another troubling situation has come up that adds to the Johnson family grief.

It is unclear as to what happened with Johnson’s organs. They were removed by the state examiner after his death, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigations insists that they were returned before the body was sent to the funeral home. While it is not known what happened to the organs, the fact that the body was stuffed with newspaper is unacceptable.

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