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Thursday, September 24, 2009

US Census Worker Bill Sparkman Hanged in Kentucky by Right Wing Activists, 'Fed' scrawled on his chest, police say.


US Census Worker Bill Sparkman Hanged in Kentucky by Right Wing Activists, 'Fed' scrawled on his chest, police say.

51-year-old Bill Sparkman was found this month hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, a law enforcement official said Wednesday, and the FBI is investigating whether he was a victim of anti-government sentiment. FBI spokesman David Beyer said the bureau is assisting state police and declined to discuss any details of the crime scene. Agents are trying to determine if foul play was involved and whether it had anything to do with Sparkman's job as Census worker, Beyer said. Attacking a federal worker during or because of his federal job is a federal crime.


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. Census employees were told Sparkman's truck was found nearby, and a computer he was using for work was inside, she said, more from this source..............