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Posted: 4/21/2015 2:50:23 PM EDT
...that was found hanged? He was a convicted felon (murder?), black, and DOJ and the feds were investigating. Then it just went away. Suicide or black on black?
Link Posted: 4/21/2015 6:09:03 PM EDT
FBI and DOJ are still investigating.
Link Posted: 4/21/2015 8:50:43 PM EDT
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FBI and DOJ are still investigating.
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Apparently leaving no stone unturned. At least until they find the clues they are ordered to find. If only JPD would show the same diligence and find my pistols and tablet and wedding ring.
Link Posted: 4/25/2015 10:45:54 PM EDT
Not Vicksburg. Port Gibson.

This is different from the Missouri thing: Most every law enforcement officer and elected politician in Port Gibson and Claiborne County is black.

So their only hope is to blame some unknown white racist group that does not exist.

He most likely committed suicide but that would not be newsworthy or keep the black folks stirred up.

As said above, the investigation is continuing until they find a white guy to blame it on.
Link Posted: 4/27/2015 12:10:41 AM EDT
Local news reported that they had made their final findings and weren't releasing the info to the public just yet. But, they did tell the family who must not have liked the findings because they immediately hired a lawyer. From that, it sounds like a suicide to me and the family can't cash in on that.


I'll see if I can find the video.


Link Posted: 4/27/2015 12:15:03 AM EDT
Still looking for the video but this article says the same thing: http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/FBI-Says-Otis-Byrd-Family-has-Autopsy-Results-299071231.html

FBI Says Otis Byrd Family Has Autopsy Results

The FBI says it has discussed autopsy results with the family of a black man found hanging from in a tree in Mississippi.

However, investigators are not saying when they will publicly release the information or whether they consider the death of 54-year-old Otis Byrd to be homicide or suicide.

Don Alway, special agent in charge of the FBI in Mississippi, told The Associated Press Wednesday that agents from the FBI and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation met March 24 with the Byrd's family to discuss the autopsy. That was five days after Byrd was found hanging from a tree near the home he rented in the small town of Port Gibson.

Alway says authorities have been briefing the Byrd family at each step of the investigation.

Meanwhile, lawyers hired by the Byrd family say they are hiring independent experts to conduct an investigation separate from that being pursued by state and federal authorities.

Attorney Dennis Sweet, III, says family members do not believe Byrd died by suicide and the FBI's information wasn't enough to satisfy the family.

"The family still has limited information," Sweet said. "The family wants information."



Link Posted: 4/30/2015 10:26:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WileyG27:
Meanwhile, lawyers hired by the Byrd family say they are hiring independent experts to conduct an investigation separate from that being pursued by state and federal authorities.

Attorney Dennis Sweet, III, says family members do not believe Byrd died by suicide and the FBI's information wasn't enough to satisfy the family.

"The family still has limited information," Sweet said. "The family wants informationmoney."
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Minor correction.
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