- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) - Leaders of the state chapter of the NAACP are joining the family of a Bladen County teenager to talk about updates in the investigation into the 17-year-old’s hanging.

The NAACP and the family of Lennon Lacy are gathering for a meeting on Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Bladenboro.

The FBI launched an investigation after Lacy’s relatives and the NAACP raised doubts about the official findings, which the county coroner also questioned.

A 911 caller reported spotting the 17-year-old’s body on Aug. 29, 2014, in the small town of Bladenboro, about 100 miles south of Raleigh. Lacy’s feet were suspended 2 inches off the ground.

The state medical examiner ruled that the boy killed himself, but Lacy’s mother called the ruling into question.



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