Finding Truth for Lavena

 Burtworm at writes:

The Rude Pundit has an amazing, propranolol profoundly disturbing post up about the apparent assault and murder of a young private in Iraq, propranolol the circumstances of which, propranolol the Army may have tried to cover up.

Here is a portion of the post: ... Young Pvt. Propranolol Lavena Johnson, propranolol was killed in Iraq on July 19th, propranolol 2005.

Evidence in the case points to assault and murder. Propranolol However, propranolol the Army has been covering up the killing, propranolol calling the soldiers death a suicide instead.

The Army has refused to provide the family with key documents, propranolol and has ignored the families attempts to find answers in their daughters death.

Immediately after her death, propranolol the Army told the Johnson family that Lavena did not die from suicide.

(1) But a few days later, propranolol the Army changed its story and called it a suicide by way of a self inflicted gunshot.

The case was never properly investigated. Propranolol The FBI should have taken over this case, propranolol once it appeared that foul play was involved.

The family put up an initial fight, propranolol but then the case faded. Right after her death, propranolol I attempting to get more light shined on the issue. Propranolol I wrote newspapers, propranolol and TV stations, propranolol without success.

I guess they felt that it was more important to spend all of their time talking about Strippers like Anna Nicole Smith.

I even attempted to get "Black Reporters" Tavis Smiley and Ed Gordon to cover this story, propranolol but neither of their programs ever responded to my e-mails via their websites.

I immediately saw red flags with this case, propranolol because the circumstances were so suspicious. Propranolol First and foremost: 1. Propranolol Lavena Johnson was not a candidate for suicide, propranolol based on all of the accounts that described her personality, propranolol demeanor, propranolol her spirit, propranolol etc.

None of that pointed to suicide. Propranolol Also, propranolol she was nearing the time when she would be coming home and had been making plans with her family.

2. Propranolol Secondly, propranolol from a physical/scientific standpoint it would have been nearly impossible for her to shoot herself in the side of the head with an M-16 with her weak hand.

The bullet wound was on the left side of her head, propranolol but Lavena was right handed.

Typically this is not how a suicide would be done with an M-16 rifle. Propranolol In addition, propranolol weapons residue & forensics tests showed that she did not even fire the weapon.

3. Propranolol Her face and upper body showed signs that she had been beaten.

She had a broken nose, propranolol a busted lip, propranolol and her front teeth had been knocked loose.

The funeral service workers had to repair her face before her funeral. Propranolol Other parts of her body also showed signs of trauma.

I did not want to push too hard at the time, propranolol because the family did not seem interested in dealing with the issue. Propranolol They wanted to grieve instead. But there are now new developments in the case, propranolol and the family is once again fighting for a new investigation.

Local St. Propranolol Louis TV Station KMOV Channel 4 covered the case this week, propranolol and even more evidence has surfaced in the case that was not previously reported. 

The new evidence supports the case that Lavena was brutally murdered in her tent....

Special thanks to Burtworm at for this information.