Friday, March 10, 2017

Another Case For Freaky Friday...!

Sometimes we just have to wonder at the way the dead are treated. It seems that instead of showing some respect for the deceased, some places treat them no better than garbage. Here is a good example of such treatment.

Kendrick Johnson’s Mysterious Death

The Facts: In January 2013, in Valdosta, Georgia, Kendrick Johnson was found dead in his high school’s gymnasium. The 17-year-old boy’s death was declared an accident—it appeared he fell headfirst into a rolled-up gym mat and suffocated. There was no evidence of bruises or foul play, but the bizarre circumstances of the boy’s death raised suspicion with the family.

The Weird: After a long back-and-forth between the boy’s family, the coroner, and, eventually, a grand jury, a new report was filed that stated that Kendrick had in fact died from “unexplained, apparent non-accidental, blunt force trauma.” Nobody was charged with the murder, but the weirdness of the case does not end there. When the second autopsy was performed, it was revealed that the brain, heart, lungs, liver, and every other vital organ from the pelvis to the skull were missing—they’d been replaced with crumpled newspaper.

The owner of the funeral home claimed that the organs were most likely destroyed through natural process due to the position of Kendrick’s body when he died. Nevertheless, replacing organs with newspaper is obviously not standard practice for autopsies. All evidence points to foul play, yet authorities are no closer to understanding what really happened in this case.

I'd be willing to bet there is a lot more to this story we'll never hear about. Just more questions than answers, if you ask me.

Coffee out on the patio this morning.

7 comments:

linda m said...

I would have a lot of questions and if he were my son there would be h**l to pay. Sunny, cold and windy here today. Have a great weekend.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
I feel exactly the same! I mean, WTF...newspaper??? Really?
Thanks for stopping by this morning!

JO said...

Time to call out the cold case folks. This IS weird. Foul play here by a number of people.

Going to be 88 here today and early evening last I had to turn on A/C for about an hour.

Rob said...

Found rolled up in a gym mat is an accident? Second autopsy? Crumpled newspapers?
Very very odd...

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Ditto to Rob's comment. Not like any autopsy I've seen on tv - and that makes me an expert!
Just kidding, but not with newspaper.
Big Hugs ~

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HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Certainly seems that way to me. Strange case, for sure.
Thanks for dropping by, sweetie!


Hey Rob...
Doesn't sound Kosher to me, either.
Thanks for coming over today!


Hey Sis...
Guess that's where the guys doing the autopsy got their training.
Thanks a bunch for coming by today!