September 24, 2009

More than 40 Drug Dealers Arrested Near Site of Census Worker's Hanging in Past Month

A fact underplayed even in those news sites that chose to report it.

Part-time census worker Bill Sparkman was found hanged in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky on September 12. Contrarys to what multiple news sites and left wing blogs have erroneously reported, Sparkman's body was recovered on the 12th in an advanced state of decomposition; he was not killed on the 12th.

Left wing media have eagerly posited that Sparkman's death was purposefully done on the 12th to coincide with the Tea Party Protest held in Washington, DC on that date. This is categorically false, and local police chief suspects that Sparkman may have stumbled across a meth lab:

However, the local police also consider it possible that Sparkman was killed because he came across illegal activity. A local police chief, Jeff Culver, said the area has a history of methamphetamine manufacturing and other drug trading.

"That part of the county, it has its ups and downs. We'll get a lot of complaints of drug activity. They'll whittle away, then flourish back up," he said.

Officially, authorities have not yet determined if the death was a homicide or a suicide.

9/25 Update: This account says Sparkman died early on 9/11, casting previous media accounts of the condition of his body at the time of recovery into question.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 24, 2009 02:50 PM

Apparently his friend who is a former State Trooper warned him that this is an extremely rural area with not much of phones or communication. Basically people that are somewhat "cut off" from the outside world kind of like the movie "Deliverance". Democrat, Republican, Socialist, Utopian...doesn't matter. Wander inside some of these territories and you're as good as dead.

Posted by: Lipiwitz at September 24, 2009 08:16 PM

Where are you reading that he was killed earlier than the twelfth?

Posted by: sandbagger at September 24, 2009 09:10 PM

Hey, sandbagger...figure it out for yourself...his body was FOUND on 9/12 in an ADVANCED state of decomposition. There is no way he was killed on the 12th.

Posted by: Mr_Write at September 24, 2009 10:19 PM

Sparkman was missing no later than the 10th as one of his friends couldn't locate him and then called the police on the 11th. I don't think it's been established exactly when he died, but it seems almost certain it was before the 12th. And yes, reports say the body was decomposed.

Posted by: Sav at September 25, 2009 02:02 AM