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Kendrick Johnson’s family has hit another roadblock in their efforts to find out the truth about his mysterious murder. 

According to reports GA. courts have determined that although it wasn’t the “best practice,” the South Georgia funeral home didn’t technically do anything wrong or illegal when they stuffed Kendrick Johnson’s body with newspaper.

The family of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, of Valdosta, Georgia, filed a complaint with the Georgia Board of Funeral Service last year after newspaper was found in the place of his missing organs when the body was exhumed for a second autopsy.

CBS reports:

Jared Thomas told CBS News’ Crimesider no criminal charges have been filed against the Harrington Funeral Home in Valdosta, Ga. because the investigation found “they didn’t violate any rules.”

Simply a letter of concern was issued to the funeral home on behalf of the Georgia Funeral Board, which is administered by the Georgia Secretary of State, asking them to “update their practices.”

Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a rolled up gym mat at his high school in Valdosta, Ga. in January 2013. While police believed it was an accident, his parents have requested a further investigation claiming that he was murdered.

It was also brought to light the shoe Kendrick was reaching for didn’t match the shoe he was wearing, surveillance cameras were tampered with, and his autopsy raised more questions than answers.

It’s still unclear what happened to Johnson’s internal organs after the GBI autopsy. The GBI has said it returned the organs to the body before sending it to the funeral home. But the funeral home has said the organs were missing when the body arrived. Lowndes County Coroner Bill Watson has said many of Johnson’s organs were deemed too badly decomposed to be preserved and had to be disposed of before the body was embalmed.

A U.S attorney is currently reviewing the case with the FBI.

SOURCE: CBS | PHOTO CREDIT: Handout 

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