Mississippi hanging: 30 federal agents investigate cause of black man’s death | US news | The Guardian

The agents are interviewing Byrd’s friends and family, and searching through his home and a storage space as they try to determine whether it was a homicide or suicide, FBI special agent Don Alway said. Byrd lived about 200 yards from the tree, which was in woods down a dirt road behind his house.

“Everybody wants answers and wants them quickly,” Alway said, but he declined to reveal any evidence discovered so far. He said the government is bringing the resources “we need to come to a conclusion, wherever that takes us”.

Claiborne County Sheriff Marvin Lucas Sr. told the Associated Press earlier Friday that Byrd did not appear to have stepped off of anything before he died. “Life matters,” Lucas told the crowd outside the county courthouse. “I commit to you, as the sheriff Claiborne County, that I will not allow the shadows of the past to cast a shadow on the future.”

via Mississippi hanging: 30 federal agents investigate cause of black man’s death | US news | The Guardian.

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