Statement Regarding PFC LaVena Johnson Investigation
CID's extensive investigation found PFC LaVena Johnson's death to be from a self-inflicted gunshot. This finding coincides with the opinion rendered by the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, whose findings also determined the death to be from a self-inflicted gunshot.
CID conducted a very thorough investigation, as well as a very thorough review of the case and stands by the findings of our investigation.
As with all CID cases, if new information pertinent to this investigation becomes available, CID will reopen the investigation if warranted.
Jeffrey Castro, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command - Public Affairs
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