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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Death Of LA VENA JOHNSON and Other Military "SUICIDES"

For years I've been reading that suicide is a hidden, leading cause of death in the military. USA TODAY published a story as recently as October 2014. But the thing you may not know is that there is a question as to whether some of the female soldier suicides really ARE suicides.

In the case of La Vena Johnson, it looks like her "suicide" may have been a murder to cover up a rape.

Private First Class LA VENA JOHNSON
"In viewing his daughter's body at the funeral home, Dr. John Johnson was concerned about the bruising on her face.


He was puzzled by the discrepancy in the autopsy report on the location of the gunshot wound. As an Army veteran and a long-time Army civilian employee who had counseled veterans, he was mystified how the exit wound of an M-16 shot could be so small.

The hole in Lavena's head appeared to be more the size of a pistol shot rather than an M-16 round. But the gluing of military uniform white gloves onto Lavena's hands, hiding burns on one of her hands, is what deepened Dr. Johnson's concerns that the Army's investigation into the death of his daughter was flawed."

Warning: Only click here to read more if you don't think you'll be triggered. http://www.alternet.org/story/98061/u.s._military_is_keeping_secrets_about_female_soldiers%27_%27suicides%27

 La Vena Johnson died in 2005. She was 19 years old. Her parents still don't have answers.

 In 2010 Joan Booker made a documentary - La Vena Johnson: Silent Truth

 "On July 19, 2011, the criminal justice students in the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute (CCIRI) run as a student club by three universities, selected Johnson's case as their case for investigation. The CCIRI's crime scene reconstruction will help shed light on this case that has attracted worldwide attention" - wikipedia




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