UPDATED: 9/26/09-Here's the AP account from the man who discovered the census workers body:
Jerry Weaver of Fairfield, Ohio, told The Associated Press the man had been gagged and his hands and feet were bound with duct tape.
"The only thing he had on was a pair of socks," Weaver said. "And they had duct-taped his hands, his wrists. He had duct tape over his eyes, and they gagged him with a red rag or something."
The body was hanging from a tree with a rope around the neck, yet it was in contact with the ground. "And they even had duct tape around his neck," Weaver said. "And they had like his identification tag on his neck. They had it duct-taped to the side of his neck, on the right side, almost on his right shoulder." Sparkman's Census Bureau ID was found taped to his head and shoulder area.
The body was about 50 yards from a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck. He said Sparkman's clothes were in the bed of the truck."His tailgate was down," Weaver said. "I thought he could have been killed somewhere else and brought there and hanged up for display, or they actually could have killed him right there. It was a bad, bad scene.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow with AP guest, Delvin Barrett, with some of the late breaking details (8 pm Wed 9/23).
Details may change...I will post again when much more is known.
the guy must have stepped into some thing he shouldnt have. a friend of mine in kentucky lost his horse, walked back into the woods to find her. stumbled among some men at a campfire was told the only reason your going home is i know your father and hes a good guy. dont come back. alot of things happen out there. the sherriff was concernd about the census guy the sheriff knew it ws a bad area.ReplyDelete