FBI Looks Into Black Teen's Hanging Death

Lennon Lacy, 17, was found hanging in North Carolina trailer park
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 12, 2014 11:40 AM CST
FBI Looks Into Black Teen's Hanging Death

A prosecutor says the FBI is looking into the hanging death of a black North Carolina teen after his family questioned the official ruling that he killed himself. Seventeen-year-old Lennon Lacy was found hanging by a dog leash and a belt from a swing set in a trailer park in August. The state medical examiner ruled it a suicide, based on reports from law enforcement and a county coroner. That coroner says he now questions if it was a suicide because of so many unanswered questions. Bladen County District Attorney Jon David confirmed to the AP today that an FBI agent has been assigned the case. The state chapter of the NAACP is organizing a march tomorrow in Bladenboro. Click for more on the sinister details surrounding the case. (More hanging stories.)

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