Editor's note: CNN is reporting investigators received an anonymous email claiming a former schoolmate confessed to killing Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson. "So far, the tip is not credible," a Lowndes County Sheriff's Office representative tells NBC News. - Lauren
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On January 11, 2013, Kendrick Johnson's body was discovered inside a rolled up wrestling mat in the gymnasium of Lowndes High School in Valdosta, in the U.S. state of Georgia, where he was a student. A preliminary investigation and autopsy concluded that the death was accidental. Johnson's family had a private pathologist conduct a second autopsy which concluded that Johnson died from blunt force trauma. On October 31, 2013, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced that his office would open a formal review into Johnson's death.
Kendrick Johnson's parents are currently being sued for $850,000 in attorney fees and $1 million in defamation damages.