U.S. Census Worker Hanged, "FED" Scrawled On His Chest (1 Viewer)

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/23/census-worker-hanged-with_n_297114.html

WASHINGTON � The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery, and a law enforcement official told The Associated Press the word 'fed" was scrawled on the dead man's chest.

The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found Sept. 12 in a remote patch of the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky. The Census has suspended door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County, where the body was found, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Investigators are still trying to determine whether the death was a killing or a suicide, and if a killing, whether the motive was related to his government job or to anti-government sentiment.

Investigators have said little about the case. The law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity, said Wednesday the man was found hanging from a tree and the word "fed" was written on the dead man's chest. The official did not say what type of instrument was used to write the word.

FBI spokesman David Beyer said the bureau is helping state police with the case.

"Our job is to determine if there was foul play involved – and that's part of the investigation – and if there was foul play involved, whether that is related to his employment as a census worker," said Beyer.

Beyer declined to confirm or discuss any details about the crime scene.

Lucindia Scurry-Johnson, assistant director of the Census Bureau's southern office in Charlotte, N.C., said law enforcement officers have told the agency the matter is "an apparent homicide" but nothing else.
 

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I've been through Clay Co., KY and I wouldn't want to go knockin' on some of the doors there. Actually, there are a lot of places in the US that I wouldn't go census taking...:covermyeyes:
 

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Good 'old Kentucky.

It's nice to know that not everything is changing.
 

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Maybe he watched Shawshank and wanted to outdo Brooks? If it comes out this guy's name is Larry Fed, I wouldn't be surprised.
 

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Used to do the same thing to revenuers in that county, I suspect.
 

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Another senseless census killing

Investigators are still trying to determine whether the death was a killing or a suicide, and if a killing, whether the motive was related to his government job or to anti-government sentiment.

No, wait, "FED" could just mean he ate first!
 

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This case is "Solv-ed"

Ky. census worker killed himself, police say



FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Kentucky census worker found naked, bound with duct tape and hanging from a tree with “fed” scrawled on his chest killed himself but staged his death to make it look like a homicide, authorities said Tuesday.Bill Sparkman, 51, was found Sept. 12 near a cemetery in a heavily wooded area of southeastern Kentucky. A man who found the body in the Daniel Boone National Forest has said Sparkman also was gagged and had an identification badge taped to his neck.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34130128/ns/us_news-life/


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Reminds me of the woman that scratched an "O" on herself during the election. She then claimed she was assaulted by Obama supporters.
 

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