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BREMPRO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-25-09 02:28 PM
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81. more info on investigation

"A thorough examination of evidence from the scene, to include DNA testing, as well as examination of his vehicle and his residence, resulted in the determination that Mr. Sparkman, alone, handled the key pieces of evidence with no indications of any other persons involved," Kentucky State Police said.

Sparkman's wrists were bound with duct tape, and a rope around his neck was tied to a tree, but his body was touching the ground, authorities said. He had "Fed" written on his chest in black ink.

However, Sparkman's wrists were loosely bound in front of his body at shoulder width apart, allowing for "considerable mobility," said Kentucky State Police Capt. Lisa Rudzinski.

He was also in contact with the ground, "almost on his knees," she said.

"To survive, all Mr. Sparkman had to do was stand up."

Lividity on the body -- marks made as blood stops pumping and settles in areas of the body -- showed that Sparkman died in the same position, Rudzinski said.

His glasses were taped to his head, and that tape was underneath tape that held a rag in his mouth, she said.

"Mr. Sparkman had extremely poor eyesight" and so would have needed his glasses secured, Rudzinski said.

But the most compelling evidence came from the fact that Sparkman had obtained $600,000 in accidental-death insurance, which would not have paid in the event of a suicide, as late as May, she said.

In addition, he told a "credible witness" of his plans to commit suicide and stage the scene to make it look like he was slain because he worked for the federal government. The details were consistent with how Sparkman died and was found, Rudzinski said.
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  -Ky. census worker killed himself, police say sabra  Nov-24-09 01:20 PM   #0 
  - Wow. They're not even trying to sound plausible.  FiveGoodMen   Nov-24-09 01:24 PM   #1 
  - What potential outcome would motivate the FBI and others  Pavulon   Nov-24-09 01:25 PM   #4 
  - The FBI was not involved in the investigation  Tempest   Nov-24-09 02:21 PM   #25 
  - Kentucky has a reputation to protect? Unless the FBI jumps in and  24601   Nov-24-09 02:56 PM   #40 
  - compulsive liars are numerous in Neocon groups  KakistocracyHater   Nov-26-09 11:45 PM   #98 
  - What evidance do you have to the contrary?  no limit   Nov-24-09 01:28 PM   #5 
  - The evidence?  JonQ   Nov-25-09 02:51 PM   #85 
  - more details on investigation:  BREMPRO   Nov-25-09 02:31 PM   #82 
  - I believe it. Read in USA  emilyg   Nov-26-09 09:21 PM   #97 
  - I knew that was coming  get the red out   Nov-24-09 01:25 PM   #2 
  - He died trying to do good for his son  marshall   Nov-24-09 01:25 PM   #3 
  - yep, in his own view he was doing the best for his son within the system  AlphaCentauri   Nov-24-09 03:09 PM   #45 
  - uhhhh.... "does not compute." "does not compute."  Roland99   Nov-24-09 01:35 PM   #6 
  - +1  StopTheNeoCons   Nov-24-09 02:24 PM   #29 
  - All the evidence released pretty much...  brendan120678   Nov-24-09 02:26 PM   #32 
  - All of which could be explained by not-so-bright assailants  Roland99   Nov-24-09 03:05 PM   #44 
  - You don't think a sedative like Chloroform would show in blood test?  AtheistCrusader   Nov-24-09 03:42 PM   #50 
  - He could have stood up.  Chemisse   Nov-24-09 05:22 PM   #60 
  - unless he was...oh...unconscious?  Roland99   Nov-24-09 05:25 PM   #62 
     - If he was,  Chemisse   Nov-25-09 04:16 AM   #73 
  - Killing yourself is not as easy as you think.  zeemike   Nov-24-09 05:27 PM   #64 
  - But . . . but this was the proof!  JonQ   Nov-25-09 02:52 PM   #86 
  - It does in a state with no doctor assisted suicide for terminal paitents  AtheistCrusader   Nov-24-09 03:39 PM   #48 
  - Who conducted the investigation?  SecularMotion   Nov-24-09 01:36 PM   #7 
  - State Police.  jobycom   Nov-24-09 01:55 PM   #13 
  - It's in the first paragraph.  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 02:09 PM   #21 
     - That information was not in the article at the MSNBC link  SecularMotion   Nov-24-09 02:21 PM   #26 
        - I think it's going to come out slowly.  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 02:31 PM   #36 
  - I'm sure Law&Order would turn this storyline down. Too contrived and  monmouth   Nov-24-09 01:42 PM   #8 
  - It's not unusual.  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 02:05 PM   #19 
     - David Carradine's death was apparently due to auto-erotic asphyxiation.  drm604   Nov-24-09 02:24 PM   #30 
        - No?  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 02:29 PM   #35 
           - How does everything fit?  drm604   Nov-24-09 02:37 PM   #38 
              - I'm afraid I don't understand what you said.  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 03:04 PM   #43 
                 - No. You are failing to understand something key about auto-erotic asphyxiation.  Hyper_Eye   Nov-24-09 03:29 PM   #46 
                    - I said it carelessly, and you misunderstood.  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 03:57 PM   #51 
                       - The Young Turks presented a bit of the information  Hyper_Eye   Nov-24-09 04:44 PM   #56 
                          - A Larry King show is beyond my tolerance.  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 04:49 PM   #57 
                             - The link I provided is a TYT link. It is not the Larry King interview.  Hyper_Eye   Nov-24-09 05:24 PM   #61 
  - I smell bullcrap.  Twinguard   Nov-24-09 01:43 PM   #9 
  - +1  StopTheNeoCons   Nov-24-09 02:25 PM   #31 
  - The reason it was called a suicide is to  Tsar_Bomba   Nov-24-09 01:49 PM   #10 
  - So President Obama's FBI is lying to protect the right? One,  24601   Nov-24-09 03:01 PM   #41 
  - Obama's been bending over backwards to make the right happy  Tempest   Nov-24-09 03:03 PM   #42 
  - Large orgs like the FBI aren't monolithic. If they tried to keep a  24601   Nov-24-09 03:40 PM   #49 
  - Of course, the FBI is no more under Obama's control than is the military  tom_paine   Nov-24-09 05:30 PM   #66 
  - Nope, it was to protect the insurance comapnies from paying out.  intheflow   Nov-24-09 04:17 PM   #54 
  - Anonymous sources say. n/t  Ian David   Nov-24-09 01:54 PM   #11 
  - Bullshit  era veteran   Nov-24-09 01:55 PM   #12 
  - I Emailed KSP The whole world is watching  era veteran   Nov-24-09 01:58 PM   #16 
  - +1  StopTheNeoCons   Nov-24-09 02:23 PM   #27 
  - Coverup?  The Northerner   Nov-24-09 01:55 PM   #14 
  - Suicide made sense.  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 01:56 PM   #15 
  - If it is not a homocide...  Zodiak   Nov-24-09 01:58 PM   #17 
  - I don't know how anyone can conclude otherwise, now that the evidence is out.  jobycom   Nov-24-09 02:01 PM   #18 
  - Partisan anger?  The Northerner   Nov-24-09 02:09 PM   #23 
  - I think it's more of a distrust of government and a reaction to the hatred of people like Beck.  jobycom   Nov-24-09 02:27 PM   #33 
  - The life insurance clinches it for me  slackmaster   Nov-26-09 09:45 AM   #93 
  - Sad all the way around.  Brickbat   Nov-24-09 02:07 PM   #20 
  - FTW!  lies and propaganda   Nov-24-09 02:09 PM   #22 
  - +1  StopTheNeoCons   Nov-24-09 02:23 PM   #28 
  - Suicide  Butch350   Nov-24-09 02:19 PM   #24 
  - isn't that hard to do.  CBGLuthier   Nov-24-09 02:28 PM   #34 
     - It's surprisingly easy.  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 02:35 PM   #37 
  - I'm having a hard time  hileeopnyn8d   Nov-24-09 02:51 PM   #39 
  - BULLSHIT!  Odin2005   Nov-24-09 03:33 PM   #47 
  - What I find interesting is that people with very low post counts are supporting suicide as a theory  Nikki Stone1   Nov-24-09 04:00 PM   #52 
  - I have a low post count.  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 04:11 PM   #53 
  - This low counter  bergie321   Nov-24-09 04:17 PM   #55 
  - Welcome to DU, bergie.  EFerrari   Nov-24-09 04:55 PM   #59 
  - I think the suicide is likely.  Chemisse   Nov-24-09 05:26 PM   #63 
  - My 42K posts since 2002 disagree with that.  jobycom   Nov-24-09 05:58 PM   #68 
  - agreed. it just appears some here just don't want to accept facts that go against  BREMPRO   Nov-25-09 04:15 PM   #88 
  - post count?  FreedomRain   Nov-25-09 12:02 AM   #72 
  - I think it's more likely than not that he committed suicide  cali   Nov-27-09 10:44 AM   #101 
  - The details make it sound like suicide but I'd like to know his motive -  lynne   Nov-24-09 04:55 PM   #58 
  - Insurance may not pay for a suicide  ProgressiveProfessor   Nov-24-09 05:27 PM   #65 
  - lots of insurance contracts pay for suicide after the first year or so...  dysfunctional press   Nov-24-09 05:31 PM   #67 
  - The suicide clause in most life policies is normally limited to 1 or 2 years -  lynne   Nov-24-09 08:23 PM   #70 
  - Most likely theory right now is that he was faking his "murder."  Ishka Kibble   Nov-24-09 07:46 PM   #69 
  - It's probably an insurance scam  slackmaster   Nov-26-09 09:44 AM   #92 
  - HUH?????????????  BrklynLiberal   Nov-24-09 10:41 PM   #71 
  - So the experts say that it is suicide  Chemisse   Nov-25-09 04:21 AM   #74 
  - It's a matter of evidence.  Eric J in MN   Nov-25-09 02:41 PM   #84 
  - kick  Grateful for Hope   Nov-25-09 02:27 PM   #75 
  - KY. census worker committed suicide, authorities say  BREMPRO   Nov-25-09 02:28 PM   #76 
  - It's very sad. But someone could have been accused of murder.  tblue   Nov-25-09 02:28 PM   #77 
  - I'm not convinced it was suicide.  Eric J in MN   Nov-25-09 02:28 PM   #78 
  - more info on investigation  BREMPRO   Nov-25-09 02:28 PM   #81 
     - "obtained $600,000 in accidental-death insurance" instead of "bought"  Eric J in MN   Nov-25-09 02:35 PM   #83 
        - it appears from reports that he obtained it just before his death that he did not have before  BREMPRO   Nov-25-09 04:03 PM   #87 
           - The point is that if investigators wanted to wrap up the investigation by calling it a suicide,  Eric J in MN   Nov-25-09 04:24 PM   #89 
              - i understand your point, but all the other forensic DNA evidence and witness accounts  BREMPRO   Nov-25-09 04:38 PM   #90 
              - I've never heard of a job that provides that much life insurance without requiring a premium payment  slackmaster   Nov-26-09 09:54 AM   #95 
  - ???  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-25-09 02:28 PM   #79 
  - I call bullshit  gopiscrap   Nov-25-09 02:28 PM   #80 
  - authorities  maglatinavi   Nov-26-09 02:21 AM   #91 
     - Do you think the "authorities" faked him taking out $600K in life insurance?  slackmaster   Nov-26-09 09:46 AM   #94 
        - I think it's more subtle than that  JonQ   Nov-26-09 10:57 AM   #96 
           - Wow! His beloved son and friends would appreciate your callous and glib dismissal.  ShortnFiery   Nov-27-09 12:01 AM   #99 
              - I'm sure they much prefer the actual conspiracy theories  JonQ   Nov-27-09 10:40 AM   #100 
  - BS  fascisthunter   Nov-27-09 12:14 PM   #102 

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