Suicide Or Lynching?

Ken AshfordCrime, Race, Rightwing Extremism/ViolenceLeave a Comment

Byrd, 54, enjoyed going to casinos every so often before he went missing, a family member toldlocal television station KMBC. He reportedly attended church regularly and held down various jobs, including work on an oil rig.

He also had a criminal history: Byrd did over 25 years in prison for the 1980 murder of Lucille Trimm, whom he killed during a robbery, according to the Clarion-Ledger. He was released on parole in 2006.

On March 8, Byrd’s family filed a missing person report with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department, and his disappearance was reported shortly after.

On Thursday at about 10:21 a.m., the body of a black man was discovered hanging from a treeabout a half mile Byrd’s residence. KMBC reported that the man had a bed sheet tied around his neck, and that his hands were untied.

To be continued…..