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November 24, 2013

Rumors addressed in KJ case

Online posts bring denials from Johnson’s mother

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VALDOSTA — What’s next?

Kenneth Johnson, Kendrick’s father, has said he will not rest the family’s inquiry until he’s convinced the truth of what happened to his son comes out.

The Johnson family is asking to see the original computer hard drives from the school’s surveillance system and not the copies provided by authorities.

The family is also asking for a coroner’s inquest into the handling of the case.

So far no lawsuits have been filed against the school system, the sheriff’s office or other local authorities. But that remains a possibility given the parents adamant belief that foul play led to their son’s death.

For now, though, the focus is on U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore and his federal investigation. He’s said his objective is to solve the mystery surrounding Johnson’s death by doing “everything in my power to answer the questions that exist in this case, or as many as we can.”

Moore’s set no timetable for his inquiry. He’s also said there will be no public comments on his work until the investigation is completed.

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine has said he welcomes the federal review and stands by his office’s investigation and the state autopsy findings that Johnson’s death was a freak accident.

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