MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a U.S. Census
worker found dead near an eastern Kentucky cemetery died of
The body of 51-year-old William E. Sparkman was found in rural
Clay County on Sept. 12. State police said in a statement Thursday
that Sparkman was found with a rope around his neck that was tied
to a tree, but that his body "was in contact with the ground."
A law enforcement source previously told The Associated Press
that he was found with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest. The
FBI is investigating whether he was a victim of anti-government
State police have not yet been able to determine whether the
death was a homicide or suicide.
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