Brooklyn Park police have closed their investigation into the hanging death of a 6-year-old girl without a clear finding of what happened. Deputy Chief Mark Bruley says foul play isn’t suspected in the death of Kendrea Johnson. She was found unconscious in a bedroom of her foster home with a jump rope around her neck Dec. 27.
Minneapolis Police are now calling the death of a 9-year-old boy found hanging from a clothesline suspicious.
On Jan. 11, four students at Washburn HS in South Minneapolis hung a dark-skinned doll from a rope in a school stairwell, took pictures of it and posted the images to social networking websites.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said an inmate in custody committed suicide this week by hanging himself with a bed sheet while in the county jail.