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30 state, federal, local investigators probe hanging death

1 year 7 months 1 day ago March 20, 2015 Mar 20, 2015 Friday, March 20 2015 March 20, 2015 3:52 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Johnny Clark and Jeff Amy

PORT GIBSON, MS - The FBI says a black man found hanging in Mississippi is Otis Byrd, a convicted killer whose family reported him missing more than two weeks ago.

FBI special agent Don Alway said Friday that 30 federal, state and local investigators are on the case trying to determine whether it was homicide or suicide.

Alway says "everybody wants answers and wants them quickly." He says the government is bringing the resources "we need to come to a conclusion, wherever that takes us."

Image: Mississippi Department of Corrections

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