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
Kendrick Johnson was a Georgia high school student whose death under unusual circumstances attracted national attention.
Johnson's body was found at Lowndes High School in a rolled up wrestling mat, in the school's gymnasium, on January 11, 2013. A preliminary investigation and autopsy concluded that the death was accidental. Johnson's family had a private pathologist conduct another 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 the office would open a formal review into the death of Johnson. Johnson's family is unhappy with the pace of this review, as well.