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MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Kendrick Johnson

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Kendrick Johnson

Update: 2019-04-22137
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In 2013 a 17-year-old boy's body was found rolled up in a high school gym mat. Local law enforcement was quick to rule it an accident and move on but the family is sure this is a case of murder being covered up.

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Comments (56)

Bhavana Dabir

whyyy does Ashley say the word "familiar" like frrmiliar?

Dec 6th
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William Arnold

Has anyone talked to the other kid that was sharing the shoes on how he gets the shoes out

Oct 11th
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Chet Hjr

Listening to this gave me a headache! How could anyone ramble on about the 'what ifs' and/or 'maybes'? Sure one can say a picture is a thousand words, but in this case accident isn't one of them.

Oct 9th
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Sara Lee

Turn Brit's mic off!

Oct 4th
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Megan A

hey Ashley why not credit the Reddit post you obviously used for guidance? https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/45div4/kendrick_johnsons_death_is_not_an_unresolved/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_body

Oct 3rd
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Jorge Lopez

Brit should be excluded from speaking. She is very annoying and makes me want to stop listening to this Podcast. Otherwise thumbs up Crime Junkies.

Oct 2nd
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Janette Tapia

why would he not just push the mat over? I cant imagine them being that heavy that they cant be pushed over.. it looks like he was rolled into it. I would like to know the weight of these mats

Sep 25th
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Leslie Boyer

Contested. 1st autopsy: accidental, positional asphyxia. 2nd autopsy: blunt force trauma. 3rd autopsy: apparent non-accidental, blunt force trauma.

Sep 10th
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Verna Terry

Never mentioned the fact of the problem he wad having in the school with a young man whose father is a high official of some sort... not mentioned. No one even talked about that, camera times deleted, just a big cover up, then his organs missing on top of that.......

Sep 2nd
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Donna Sandoval

I have followed the case from the beginning, knowing someone close to the case, there is so much misinformation. There is a video online showing him walking into the gym to get his shoes.

Aug 31st
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Heather Fredenburg

He didnt die JUST because he was upside down. He was upside down AND suffocated from lack of air... much like having a plastic bag around your face.

Aug 28th
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Eleanor Potts

So I don’t think this was an accident at all. However the swollen face from being upside down would actually happen and would bruise due to blood flow.

Jul 17th
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deigher

«Wait, what?» & «I’m sorry, what?» Could not feel more constructed.. «Literally»!

Jul 4th
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Jodi Stradling

If anyone has ever seen these mats in person, there's no way you'd crawl to the bottom of it. A child would barely fit!

Jun 26th
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Chelsea Miller

There doesn't necessarily need to be blood in blunt force trauma, if he was hit in the throat he could have ended up suffocating because of the internal injuries. If the blood wasn't his, and its "old blood" why didn't the school clean it up earlier?! With everyone running around scared about possible blood borne pathogens why was it left?

Jun 25th
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Lesly Carter

Why wouldn’t he pull the mat down and unroll it for his shoes? I think he was beaten unconscious by someone and then put into the Mat, and that’s why he didn’t cry out.

Jun 20th
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Gabrielle

I love you & Brit!! I’ve shared this podcast with my friends. Thanks so much for bringing these cases to light for more exposure for the families of the victims to have closure.

Jun 20th
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Latoya Roberts

I thought you guys said the organs were removed. Why are they mention in the autopsy then?

Jun 12th
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Kelly Trent

castbox won't play ant crime junkie episodes! help

May 25th
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Nicole

Brit is especially awful in this episode. I love this podcast but she is the worst. Also, this poor kid was definitely murdered. Why in the world would a kid dive into a mat to get a shoe instead of just knocking it over? How was all this wriggling that supposedly got him more and more stuck not enough to knock the mat over? How did he even get in if his shoulders are 5 inches wider than the mat opening? If it's that easy to get trapped in a mat and die, how have we never heard of this in any school before?

May 16th
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MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Kendrick Johnson

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Kendrick Johnson

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