VALDOSTA - The SLCL is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the mysterious death of a Valdosta teen. Two autopsies were performed on 17 year old Kendrick Johnson with conflicting results. The first ruled his death accidental, but the second, commissioned by his family, ruled he died from blunt force trauma.
Johnson's body was discovered inside a rolled up gym mat at Lowndes County High School in January. The school's attorney says security camera video shows other students were in the gym before Johnson died, but, because they are minors, the video cannot be released. So far, investigators have only released still photos from inside the gym, which give the appearance that the 17-year-old was alone the day he died. Johnson's family is now demanding the full video be released.