Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Georgia teen's organs missing, body stuffed with newspaper (George Zimmermann Alert)
WISTV.COM ^ | 10 Oct 2013 | Tony McNary

Posted on 10/12/2013 3:58:50 AM PDT by Gamecock

Attorney Benjamin Crump said he wants to bring national attention to Georgia after the death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson.

Crump is no stranger to the national spotlight. He represented Trayvon Martin's family and helped pushed for prosecution in that case.

A jury exonerated neighborhood watch George Zimmerman.

Crump is now representing Johnson's family.

The teen was found dead in his high school gym in January. His body was stuck upside down in a rolled-up wrestling mat.

Investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office ruled his death accidental.

Today Crump joined Johnson's parents outside the Superior Courthouse in Lowndes County.

He called the death a murder and suggested calling it accidental is an insult to Johnson's family.

"It flies in the face of all common sense. So I stand here with Attorney King, proclaiming that we will solve this murder-mystery. We will get to the truth," said Crump.

In June, Johnson's parents were granted a court order to have his body exhumed for a second, independent autopsy.

"Kendrick was the light of the family. They didn't give my son any justice," said Kenneth Johnson.

Kenneth Johnson said he and his wife were horrified to learn their son's internal organs had been removed and his body was stuffed with newspapers.

"We have been let down again and when we buried Kendrick, we thought we were burying Kendrick, not half of Kendrick," said Johnson.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: gangs; teens; wth
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-66 next last

1 posted on 10/12/2013 3:58:50 AM PDT by Gamecock
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

***A jury exonerated neighborhood watch George Zimmerman.***

And had George been hung out to dry this kid would still have his internal organs.


2 posted on 10/12/2013 4:00:49 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

What’s wrong with giving him some reading materials while he is on a long trip to hell?


3 posted on 10/12/2013 4:03:35 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

This is what happens when people get their ideas of forensic work from TV. Of course the organs are missing! That’s what happens in an autopsy! The brain is gone too, all sectioned up in thin little slices.


4 posted on 10/12/2013 4:07:46 AM PDT by SargeK
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

This is just horribly written. No telling what happened.


5 posted on 10/12/2013 4:09:24 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

Sucks to be stuffed with the MSM.


6 posted on 10/12/2013 4:10:40 AM PDT by lafarge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

So, will they be indicting Zimmerman for this one, too ?


7 posted on 10/12/2013 4:13:27 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SargeK

Maybe the Johnson’s don’t read cursive.


8 posted on 10/12/2013 4:16:36 AM PDT by Mamzelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

I was interested in the story. I clicked on it and read to where it was stated that Crump was involved. I lost interest at that point and clicked off.


9 posted on 10/12/2013 4:22:32 AM PDT by sport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

I have to agree with that POS Crump....though the article is short on details being found dead in a rolled up gym mat does not sound like a accidental death ....


10 posted on 10/12/2013 4:22:51 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Popman

My understanding is that it’s a wrestling technique to cause the body to excrete water to bring the weight down shortly before a wrestling match. Unless it can be shown otherwise, this is the most likely explanation.

Having said that, if that’s all it is, it is certainly a case of negligence or accidental homicide and whomever is responsible should be brought up on charges.


11 posted on 10/12/2013 4:28:12 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: SargeK

No. They take samples not the entire organ. They place the organs in the body then sew the body up. This is highly unusual if true.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 4:39:48 AM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Jonty30
My understanding is that it’s a wrestling technique to cause the body to excrete water to bring the weight down shortly before a wrestling match.

Oh, my. That doesn't sound safe at all.

13 posted on 10/12/2013 4:39:49 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: exDemMom

Dropping into a lower weight class gives you a strength advantage over somebody who naturally belongs to that class. With proper supervision, it’s not that dangerous.


14 posted on 10/12/2013 4:43:42 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: lafarge

I pray it wasn’t the Washington Post. Nobody deserves that.


15 posted on 10/12/2013 4:45:20 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

Attack, of the rolled up wrestling mats from ...OUTTER SPACE!


16 posted on 10/12/2013 4:45:49 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jonty30
My understanding is that it’s a wrestling technique to cause the body to excrete water to bring the weight down shortly before a wrestling match

That makes sense...someone helped to roll him up...that person is responsible...

17 posted on 10/12/2013 4:47:35 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

“The teen was found dead in his high school gym in January”

So, now in October,they need a lawyer? Crump must have convinced em that there’s big money out there, millions from the school system.


18 posted on 10/12/2013 4:53:26 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mamzelle
>"Maybe the Johnson’s don’t read cursive."

Aint got no time for that. Too busy practicing hungry hungry hippos, waiting for the rasis party prize patrol.

19 posted on 10/12/2013 4:55:30 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: lafarge

LOL!


20 posted on 10/12/2013 4:56:20 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock
Kenneth Johnson said he and his wife were horrified to learn their son's internal organs had been removed and his body was stuffed with newspapers.

Which newspaper? What was the date of the paper? These are important questions.

21 posted on 10/12/2013 5:12:22 AM PDT by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DH
"What’s wrong with giving him some reading materials while he is on a long trip to hell?"

I read the above article...could you lead me to the part where it describes what this child did, that was so bad, he deserves a "long trip to hell"?...I must have missed it...just askin'

22 posted on 10/12/2013 5:29:59 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Jonty30

They’re stuck upside down?


23 posted on 10/12/2013 5:31:58 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: SargeK
Slice up the brain!?!? Who told you to slice up the brain!?!? I didn't tell you to slice up the brain!!


24 posted on 10/12/2013 5:36:13 AM PDT by lwd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Jonty30

People forget their children are in the car and leave them to die in a hot car.

“I thought YOU let KJ out”, “I thought YOU did”. OOPS!


25 posted on 10/12/2013 5:36:37 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: waxer1

Since the person alleging this happened is Crump, it would be highly unusual if it were true.


26 posted on 10/12/2013 6:00:59 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock
Investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office ruled his death accidental.

It happens. Sometimes your internal organs just pop out of your body and wind flies newspapers into the cavities. Hey, don't criticize the Lowndes County Sheriff's office. This happens all the time!

27 posted on 10/12/2013 6:03:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

What makes them think that the ME stuffed the body with newspaper??? That could have been done by the funeral home director chosen by the family.

The funeral home would have or should have caught this when preparing the body for burial — why didn’t they??? — or were they the ones who removed the organs and sold them.


28 posted on 10/12/2013 6:17:41 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SargeK
This is what happens when people get their ideas of forensic work from TV. Of course the organs are missing! That’s what happens in an autopsy! The brain is gone too, all sectioned up in thin little slices.

Dude. Maybe you should watch some TV forensics. The organs are always placed back in the body not freaking newspaper.

29 posted on 10/12/2013 6:21:57 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

Some of the posts on this thread are disgusting. This boy was in SCHOOL... a wrestler and died. What did he do that would earn him a “quick trip to hell” and the like?

Feral isn’t only in the streets of our big cities. It can be often be found on the threads of FR.


30 posted on 10/12/2013 6:26:47 AM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: waxer1

31 posted on 10/12/2013 6:33:29 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

The article is not clear: missing internal organs?

Missing at the scene?

Missing after the autopsy?

Missing after the funeral home finished prepping the body?

Doubtful missing at the scene as that would have been reported as part of the ‘grisly’ crime.

Missing after the autopsy, perhaps, but in that case the funeral home should have raised holy heck over missing body parts.

More likely missing after the funeral home finished with the body.

There have been many cases of funeral homes doing such things. . .and given the usual practice are blacks using a black-owned/run funeral home and whites using white owned/run funeral home, it is likely the black funeral home removed the internal organs.

Go ahead, crumpy-pants, keep looking for the criminal that removed the organs. . .keep looking and be sure to let us know what you find out. Be truthful . . .


32 posted on 10/12/2013 6:41:21 AM PDT by Hulka
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Chip

We are thinking alike. . .Post 28.

I am in good company.


33 posted on 10/12/2013 6:42:57 AM PDT by Hulka
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Jonty30

When I read the original article at the time of the incident, it seems the kid expired by being “pinched” by the rolled up mats. It used to be a full mat is sectioned by 3. When it wad placed in its storage area, the three matts were stacked like a pyramid, and that’s how we did it as well. The child was, for some reason reaching behind one of the mats, it gave out, and he got caught in the schism. He was caught upside down and asphyxiaed, no one heard him, or saw him.Tough break.


34 posted on 10/12/2013 6:44:57 AM PDT by guyfromjrz (fresh breath, it speaks for itself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: publana
>>>Feral isn’t only in the streets of our big cities. It can be often be found on the threads of FR.

I second that. It's sad when posts on FR are worse than anything you might read at the DUmp. What's even sadder is many of the people making these comments call themselves Christians. No wonder people are abandoning the Church...with role models like this.

35 posted on 10/12/2013 6:45:56 AM PDT by NELSON111
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

More on the story here:

But Lowndes County Coroner Bill Watson said many of Johnson’s organs were deemed too badly decomposed to be preserved and had to be disposed of before the body was sent to the funeral home....

Harrington Funeral Home in Valdosta, which handled Johnson’s body, referred calls to attorney Roy Copeland. He said Johnson’s organs were missing when the body arrived at Harrington. He also said standard embalming practice is to fill empty space in body cavities with material such as sawdust or cotton.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/11/missing-organs-fuel-outcry-over-georgia-teen-gym-mat-death/?intcmp=trending

So it’s a non issue. The funeral home chosen by the family knew about the missing organs and they were the ones who probably put the newspaper in there, and if not, they knew that it was there.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 6:50:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Hulka

Post 36 — the funeral home knew about it at the time of burial


37 posted on 10/12/2013 6:52:22 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Jonty30

When I read the original article at the time of the incident, it seems the kid expired by being “pinched” by the rolled up mats. It used to be a full mat is sectioned by 3. When it wad placed in its storage area, the three matts were stacked like a pyramid, and that’s how we did it as well. The child was, for some reason reaching behind one of the mats, it gave out, and he got caught in the schism. He was caught upside down and asphyxiaed, no one heard him, or saw him.Tough break.


38 posted on 10/12/2013 6:52:54 AM PDT by guyfromjrz (fresh breath, it speaks for itself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: guyfromjrz

It’s certainly possible.


39 posted on 10/12/2013 6:56:18 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

What a horribly written article. It’s a shame that TV stations have to scrape the bottom of the journalism school to get writers.

First clue: Each paragraph is one sentence long.
Second clue: Who is “Attorney King?”
Third clue: Hugh lack of detail.


40 posted on 10/12/2013 6:57:26 AM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

These people need some free government money.


41 posted on 10/12/2013 7:03:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: publana; Gamecock

Why didn’t you address this post to the poster who made the comment???


42 posted on 10/12/2013 7:03:56 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock
Base on the original story on this kid and his *missing organs* (and kid's death) IMHO they should look no further than the Funeral Home for where they disappeared to. As to his death I don't think he was murdered. It was just a freak accident like they originally found.

But *naturally* the parents aren't buying it. Thanks to 'Barry and the Race-Baiters' --- Appearing nightly Thursday-Sunday for your dancing pleasure, 9:00-3:00 am --- there are no accidents, every black kid who dies today is murdered by some creepy azz cracker™, and they 'Demand Justice®'.

43 posted on 10/12/2013 7:04:00 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NELSON111

Paint with a broad brush much.


44 posted on 10/12/2013 7:06:00 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

As far as the evisceration, I suggest the grasping Mr. Crump contact the mortuary. As surprising as he would no doubt find it, that is part of the embalming process.


45 posted on 10/12/2013 7:08:30 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Chip

Ahhhh. . .makes sense. Thanks.


46 posted on 10/12/2013 7:12:44 AM PDT by Hulka
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Hulka

Did you see the picture of the hoodie that was left at the scene???

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451501/Kendrick-Johnson-death-Grisly-scene-photos-suggest-athlete-murdered.html

The name on the hoodie is “Hollister”

Perhaps Crump should exhume the body of that client of his down in Sanford.


47 posted on 10/12/2013 7:26:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: NELSON111; publana

Not sure this offensive FReeper claims to be a Christian. It’s not in his/her/its “about” page, anyhow.


48 posted on 10/12/2013 7:26:21 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: lafarge
Sucks to be stuffed with the MSM.

lmao.

Yeah I think I gotta go with Krump on this one.

Spending all eternity with articles by Maureen Dowd and Paul Krugman stuffed inside you should be actionable.

49 posted on 10/12/2013 8:29:40 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Chip

Too many of them. General all around post.


50 posted on 10/12/2013 9:16:38 AM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-66 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson