November 24, 2009

Authorities to Release Findings in Census Worker's Death
UPDATE: Confirmed Suicide

Answers coming this afternoon at 2:00 PM:

Kentucky State Police Lt. David Jude says a news conference is set for 2 p.m. EST at the agency's crime lab.

Federal and state investigators who have been working the case since September haven't yet announced whether Bill Sparkman's death was a homicide, suicide or accident.

Sparkman's naked body was found Sept. 12 near a cemetery in a heavily wooded area of southeastern Kentucky. One of the witnesses who found the body said the 51-year-old was bound with duct tape, gagged and had an identification badge taped to his neck.

Earlier this month, law enforcement officials were investigating whether Sparkman may have staged an elaborate suicide to appear like murder so his son could make a life insurance claim.

Shortly after news of Sparkman's death was reported left wing propagandists in the blogosphere and news media were quick to try to capitalize on his death, implying that it was the fault of conservative politicians, or anti-government paranoia from backwoods rubes.

Even early on most credible sources found it more likely that Sparkman might have stumbled across a drug operation or moonshiners than any anti-government group.

Unsupported lies, however, are for more useful for the left's agenda.

Update: Sparkman's death was confirmed to a be a suicide staged to look like murder. May God have mercy on his family and his troubled soul.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 24, 2009 01:46 PM

Hmm. If you believe the opposite of whatever the left-wing blogs tell you, you'd be right far more often than not. But they need to try to make political hay out of everything.

My condolences to his family.

Posted by: Steve at November 24, 2009 03:37 PM

The liberals who read this site seem to have lost the ability to type. It's a miracle!

Posted by: Steve at November 24, 2009 07:28 PM

If this is suicide - what a waste.. that was a wrong decision.. If this is homicide - oh please, can we not settle dispute amicably? Condolence to his loved ones.

Posted by: Translator Chicago at November 24, 2009 07:30 PM