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BREMPRO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-25-09 02:28 PM
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76. KY. census worker committed suicide, authorities say
Edited on Wed Nov-25-09 02:11 PM by BREMPRO
Source: Washington Post

A Census Bureau worker in Kentucky who was found dead in September with "FED" written on his chest killed himself and staged his death to look like a homicide, state and federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

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The condition in which Sparkman's body was found led to speculation about whether he was a victim of anti-government violence. Area residents, however, surmised he had stumbled upon a backwoods drug lab. But investigators concluded that Sparkman wrote the word on his own chest from the bottom up. He died of asphyxiation, an autopsy showed.

Witnesses told investigators that Sparkman had discussed ending his life. He had also discussed recent federal investigations of Kentucky public officials and the negative perceptions of federal agencies expressed by some residents of Clay County, Ky., where he lived, investigators said. Before his death, Sparkman also secured two life insurance policies, totaling $600,000, that would not pay out for suicide.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...



looks like many of us jumped to conclusions (myself included) based on hearsay and political views.
Good example of why we should wait till investigations are complete.
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