Investigation into death of four teens slated to begin Monday

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 2:06 PM

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(WHAS11)-New information has been released about the investigation into the deaths of four teens in a car crash earlier this month.

The teens were leaving an event organized by the group Youth Alive.

Earlier this week Youth Alive announced they would launch their own internal investigation into the deaths of Jemar, Demar and Marc Claybrooks and Aaron Shields.

The investigation will soon begin, but the person who is acting as the liaison for Youth Alive said the organization's board members will not lead the investigation.

Christopher 2x, Youth Alive liason, said an independent community member will lead the efforts to find out how the Claybrooks brothers and Shields ended up in a stolen car.

"They are going to be seeking an independent investigator that could entail a legal professional or a private investigator," Christopher 2x said.

Christopher 2x has been working closely without Alive and he talked to WHAS11's Renee Murphy on Saturday.

He said the board chair Rita Hayes is trying to be as transparent as possible.

"She feels the public would be served better by an independent body and let the facts lay where they lay," Chritopher 2x said.

The Claybrooks brothers and Shields were leaving a Youth Alive event when they got into a car with a juvenile who police said was driving a stolen car.

Police also said the juvenile fled from officers and crashed the car.

The horrific crash killed the four teens and left the juvenile charged with their murders.

But the question yet to be answered: did a volunteer tell the boys to get in the car with the suspect?

Christopher 2x said Youth Alive hopes to have an independent investigator selected by the beginning of the week and the investigation is slated to begin on Monday.

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