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October 18, 2013

Reward offered in Kendrick Johnson case

VALDOSTA — The Rev. Floyd Rose offered a $10,000 reward today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a potential suspect in the death of Kendrick Johnson, a 17-year-old Lowndes High student found dead earlier this year in the school’s old gymnasium.

Rose said offering the reward does not mean he or the chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference has taken a position on the case but is an effort to “bring closure to the Johnson family and calm the community.”

A state autopsy and the law-enforcement investigation concluded that Johnson died of natural causes. Johnson’s family believe his death was caused by foul play and a second independent autopsy, sponsored by the family, concluded the death was non-accidental.

The Times will present more on this story in Saturday’s editions.

 

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