Investigate the death of Elijah Weatherspoon

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My name is Lauren. I have made this petition on behalf of the family of Elijah (Nicky) Weatherspoon. I am affiliated with his family through Elijah's Aunt Debbie. 

On the night of June 25th, 2020 Elijah, a Black/Puerto Rican 18 year old male, went boating in the Cooper River in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with 7 of his white friends. Elijah did not come home that night. His body was found June 28th, 2020 in the Cooper River. 

The events leading up to his death are unclear and are being treated as if he was just another black man who couldn't swim and drowned. The people who were with him have stories that do not match up.

He fell off the boat and hit his head on a rock.

He fell off the boat and his friend tried to save him and couldn't.

He jumped off the boat himself and refused to get back in and drowned. 

Those are just some of the circumstances his family has been told. The police will not investigate further and the local news is no longer reporting on Elijah. 

Please sign this petition to keep his case open and properly investigated. Do not let Elijah's case gather dust and be ignored. The 7 people on the boat with him can no longer be protected and the police can no longer be silently complicit. We need to know what happened to Elijah Weatherspoon that night.

We need justice for Elijah.


Javaron D. Buckley Sr.
(808) 927-1621