November 06, 2009

Census Worker Death Investigation Increasingly Focused on Suicide

From the Associated Press:

Investigators probing the death of a Kentucky census worker found hanging from a tree with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest increasingly doubt he was killed because of his government job and are pursuing the possibility he committed suicide, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Two officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, said no final conclusions have been made in the case. In recent weeks, however, investigators have grown more skeptical that 51-year-old Bill Sparkman died at the hands of someone angry at the federal government.

The officials said investigators continue to look closely at suicide as a possible cause of Sparkman's death for a number of reasons. There were no defensive wounds on Sparkman's body, and while his hands were bound with duct-tape, they were still somewhat mobile, suggesting he could have manipulated the rope, the officials said.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 6, 2009 07:41 AM

Uh-oh. This worries me MORE than the initial speculation. It's always 'suicide' when the investigation begins pointing to someone in charge.

Posted by: DoorHold at November 8, 2009 11:13 AM

My a$$ it was suicide. It was done by a group of backwoods, right wing extremists. They are going the suicide route as to not alarm America and to also hope that those who did this cowardly act slip up.

Posted by: Oggie Oglethorpe at November 9, 2009 11:14 AM