BLADENBORO, N.C. — The state chapter of the NAACP is holding a march in Bladenboro to call for a thorough federal investigation of a black teen whose death was ruled a suicide.
The march will begin Saturday morning at the First Baptist Church in Bladenboro. The NAACP is reminding participants that the march is supposed to be non-violent.
Federal officials said Friday that they’re reviewing the investigation of the death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy, whose body was found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park in August.
The teen’s mother said she doesn’t believe her son killed himself. State NAACP President the Rev. William Barber says the group wanted the FBI to look at the case because the local investigation left too many unanswered questions.