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ID:

333

Date:

2008-06-04

Headline:

Documents and photos suggest foul play in death of Private Johnson

Reporter's name:

Sandra Jordan

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

St. Louis American

City:

St. Louis, MO

Summary:

LaVena Johnson, a female 19-year-old soldier stationed in Iraq, was found dead in 2005, from a gunshot wound to the head. An Army investigation concluded that Johnson killed herself, but photos and documents released to her family as a result of FOIA showed multiple substantial injuries and evidence of sexual assault.

Notes:

The family of a woman in the Army used FOIA to obtain photos and documents about her death under suspicious circumstances in Iraq.

Keywords:

Iraq, Army, investigation, suicide, assault, rape, death

URL:

http://www.stlamerican.com/articles/2008/06/04/news/local_news/localnews03.txt


Agencies:

DOD

States:

MO
US Terr./Other

Categories:

civil rights
Iraq
military


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