BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - Investigators have interviewed more than dozen people, but have no suspect or motive in Wednesday’s killing of a local teenager, Burlington police said.
The body of Kedarie Pierre Johnson, 16, was found late Wednesday night in an alley in some bushes behind a garage, the Hawk Eye reported (https://bit.ly/1U24QJj ). Johnson, who had been was a junior at Burlington High School, had been shot several times, police said.
Neighbors who reported the gunshots also reported seeing two vehicles speed away from the area shortly after hearing gunshots.
Lt. Jeff Klein, commander of Burlington’s criminal investigation division, said detectives found and impounded two vehicles, but have not determined if they are related to Johnson’s death.
“The people we have interviewed are cooperating in the investigation,” Klein said.
The weapon used hasn’t been found, and police have not determined where Johnson died.
“We can’t say at this point whether he was shot where he was found dead, or shot somewhere else and dumped there,” Klein said. “He could have been shot at two different locations.”
The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation is helping in the investigation.
A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Johnson’s death.
Information from: The Hawk Eye, https://www.thehawkeye.com
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