I originally posted on the late Pfc. Lavena Johnson back in 2007, a young military woman whose death was ruled a suicide, even though military doctors conclusion ruled her death not a suicide. All evidence presented to date shows that she was brutally raped and murdered.
Pfc. LaVena Johnson, private first class, died near Balad, Iraq, on July 19, 2005, just eight days shy of her twentieth birthday. She was the first woman soldier from Missouri to die while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Here is an update on her case, from Midtown Films entitled “The Silent Truth”. It addresses the surrounding disinformation concerning Pfc. Johnson’s death, with the exhumation of her remains, and the quest of her grieving parents to find closure in the loss of their beloved daughter. The silent truth that cries out for Pfc. Lavena Johnson that she receive justice and that her name is cleared.
Nearly seven years later, her death still remains a cold case.