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Organization defends family at focus of Kendrick Johnson investigation

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Two weeks ago, the National Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, calling for her to make U.S. Attorney Michael Moore either wrap up his investigation, or drop it for lack of evidence against the Bells.

A Virginia-based organization is now raising money for potential future legal fees for the family that has been the focus of questions in the death of Kendrick Johnson.

The president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund says the organization has received word that members of the Bell family have received target letters from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Macon, saying they are targets of a federal investigation, which is standard procedure.

President Ron Hosko says the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund has serious questions about how the U.S. Attorney's investigation is being conducted, which is why they have begun raising money for the Bell family.

"We're very concerned about the initial predication of the case, of this cloud that seems to be hanging over the Bell family, based on little more than rumor and innuendo in social media."

Moore, whose office is based in Macon, has been investigating Johnson's death since October 2013.

Johnson's body was found in a rolled up gym mat in the old Lowndes High gym in January of 2013.

His family has said from the beginning that he was murdered, and did not die from accidental causes, as stated by law enforcement.

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