Complaint Against Funeral Home in Kendrick Johnson Case

Kendrick JohnsonSource: Stephanie Slipher/ CBS News

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, the Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school gym in January, filed a complaint Tuesday against the funeral home that handled their son’s remains.

The complaint was filed with the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service against Antonio Harrington, the owner of Harrington’s Funeral Home in Valdosta, on behalf of Jacquelyn and Kenneth Johnson.

The 17-year-old Johnson was found dead January 11 inside a wrestling mat in his Valdosta, Ga. school gym. Authorities called his death a freak accident, saying he fell head-first into an upright mat and became trapped. The case was closed, but Johnson’s family insists he was killed.

When a judge agreed to exhume Johnson’s body over the summer, a private pathologist not only determined he died of blunt force trauma to his neck, but also that all of his internal organs, including his brain, were missing and his body had been stuffed with newspaper.


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