BLADENBORO, North Carolina (AP) — 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 Associated Press on Friday that an FBI agent has been assigned the case.
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