The death of Amani Kildea, a 20-year-old Black man found hanging from a tree in Lewis Morris Park—which is owned and operated by Morris County, New Jersey—after exposing child sexual predators, was originally ruled a suicide.
Now, following a flurry of online backlash, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office says the investigation into the tragedy will remain open.
Despite relaunching the probe, Prosecutor Frederick Knapp continues to maintain that there is, “no evidence of criminal acts,” linked to Kildea’s demise, per a press release issued by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
Prior to his hanging, Kildea—an incoming James Madison University student with plans to pursue a career in federal law enforcement as a FBI or CIA agent—was said to be actively involved in a social-media based group focused on publicly outing sexual deviants.
The online organization, “lured pedophiles to false rendezvous with minors only to record them on video and out them as the child predators that they are.”
Black Lives Matter Morristown founder T’Anna Kimbrough said, “Amani’s work in the community to expose sexual predators was brave, but dangerous, leaving him vulnerable to retaliation from those criminals,” to the Morristown Green, adding, “Amani’s work in the community sheds light on a possible motive to kill and silence him.”
A petition demanding for justice Amani Kildea is circulating online.
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