On or about November 21, 2010, I was contacted by the family of Gregory Johnson Jr. to investigate the circumstances
surrounding his death. This was a day shy of the two year anniversary of Gregory Marcell Johnson's death on November 22, 2008.
Mrs. Denise Johnson was right in contacting me. I have reviewed the autopsy and newspaper articles written
about the death of Gregory.
What do investigative journalist's do? What do individuals who write stories do when
it comes to investigating a matter? Well, as in my case, I do lots of research. Not one journalist to date has
reviewed forensic pathology pertaining to "strangulation". Especially strangulation with a "garrote".
story will be ongoing which is my usual way of writing. I have made available with this article two items of interest
pertaining to the death of this young man. One is a copy of the autopsy and the other is an article no longer available
on the internet i.e. the newspaper story written by David Zugnoni titled "Cover-Up Alleged in Student's Death".
story will be based on concrete evidence pertaining to death by "strangulation" and why I believe Gregory Johnson
Jr. did not commit suicide as reported by either the coroner or the San Jose State University Police.
failed to perform a couple of forensic tests pertaining to death by strangulation. Why? The Santa Clara coroner
failed to perform even a simple test as determining exact time of death. Gregory Johnson Jr. did not die at 1459 as
alleged in the coroner's autopsy. He was found supposedly hung at 1445 and pronounced dead by a fireman but he
did not die at 1459.
I have talked with a fireman who has informed me that a fireman after making contact with a doctor
can pronounce a person dead. Does this mean that the fireman saw the person die or that he had vital signs prior to
death? No. What this means is that when the fireman arrived he found the person already deceased. The fireman
is just establishing that when he or she arrived the person was already deceased not that they determined "time of death."
This is exactly what took place with Gregory Johnson Jr. Why would a coroner not establish an exact time
of death? It appears in the case of Gregory Johnson there was a rush to judgement. After reading an e-book about a coroner/forensic
pathologist who was found to be incompetent, his actions were motivated sometimes politically. Was the coroner involved in
Gregory Johnson's autopsy possibly "politically" motivated?
Gregory Johnson's death being quickly labelled
as a "suicide" helped not only San Jose State University but the Sigma Chi fraternity. If Gregory Johnson's
death had been labelled as a "homicide" there would be all kinds of serious issues to deal with by university personnel.
San Jose State would have a "murderer" on its hands. Gregory Johnson's death would be considered a "possible"
Let's just suppose that the coroner in this case had taken the time to establish "time of death."
It's been established that Gregory Johnson was last communicating on his computer at 12:30 pm and found in the basement of
Sigma Chi Fraternity at 2:45 pm. Let's just say that the coroner could establish that Gregory died prior to his last
entry on his computer. Would that mean that Gregory Johnson died in his Fraternity Room? That someone was pretending
to be him so that it appeared he was in his room at 12:30 pm when he actually was already deceased.
Death by strangulation
could have occurred by some other means than by hanging, etc. Currently there is absolutely no proof whatsoever that
Gregory Johnson was hung or strangulated in the basement of the Sigma Chi basement. Did the investigators prove beyond
a reasonable double that Gregory Johnson was hung from the pipe in the basement of the fraternity house? From the investigation
the only proof is that of Gregory Johnson's roommate statement nothing more. Is his roommate a credible witness?
reviewed a case discussed on the internet where a person who had hung himself had been moved by family members to make it
appear death by strangulation, the reverse of Gregory Johnson. Why did they do this? They were trying to frame
someone with a murder.
Let's just suppose that the Gregory Johnson case is the reverse of this scenario. Gregory
Johnson did not "commit" suicide. His death was staged. He was in fact actually "murdered." There
was no suicide note. Gregory was not depressed. He was not on medication. His only sin was that he was a
"young black man" in an all white fraternity.