Police: No Suspects or Motive in Killing of Burlington Teen


BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Burlington police have interviewed more than dozen people but have no suspect or motive in Wednesday’s killing of a local teenager.

The Hawk Eye reports (http://bit.ly/1U24QJj ) that 16-year-old Kedarie Pierre Johnson’s body was found late Wednesday night in an alley. Police say he had been shot several times. Johnson was a junior at Burlington High School.

Neighbors who reported the gunshots also reported seeing two vehicles speed away from the area shortly after hearing gunshots.

Lt. Jeff Klein, commander of Burlington’s criminal investigation division, says detectives have found and impounded two vehicles. But he says detectives have not determined if they are related to Johnson’s death.

The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation is helping in the investigation.