FBI investigates suspicious death of North Carolina teen Lennon Lacy

Lennon Lacy, 17, was found hanging from a swing set. Authorities called the death a suicide.

“It’s just hard to accept that a black youth would hang himself given the history of ‘strange fruit.’ The facts don’t add up.”

“Black and white get along great,” she said, wryly smiling. “We just don’t get invited to their houses or the other way around.”

His family thinks he also wore his new gray Air Jordan sneakers — because the shoes seem to have disappeared.

More than 4,700 lynchings occurred between the 1880s and 1968, mostly of black men, according to Tuskegee University in Alabama.

The white sneakers remain unexplained. His mom insists that he didn’t own the particular model of blue belt found around his neck. Weeks later, she found her son’s blue canvas belt in her glove compartment. He didn’t own two blue belts, she said, so where did the other one come from?


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