The Murder (and Cover Up) of LaVena Johnson

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LaVena was 19 years old and fresh out of high school when she was deployed to Balad, Iraq with the US Army. Within just a few months of her deployment, LaVena was dead. The Army called it a suicide and asked everyone to kindly move on, nothing to see here, folks!
But her dad, Dr. John Johnson, was noticing things that just didn't add up with the Army's story. He fought them for all of the information they had on her death, and once he received the information, he could not believe what he was seeing. There was just no way this was a suicide...
Sources:

Articles
Donald Watkins | The Murder of PFC LaVena Johnson - Part 1-3(Donald Watkins)

St. Louis Public Radio | 10 Years Later, A Soldier's Family Still Grieves and Questions the Army's Version of her Death (Mary Delach Leonard)

Democracy Now | Suicide or Murder? Three Years After the Death of PFC LaVena Johnson in Iraq, Her Parents Continue Their Call for a Congressional Investigation (Amy Goodman)

Los Angeles Times | A Death With Two Stories Evidence (David Zucchino)

NPR | Soldier's Family Challenges Army Suicide Report (Michel Martin)

Other

YouTube | The Story of PFC LaVena Johnson on the Rock Newman Show (Rock Newman Show)

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