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PTWB's Journal
PTWB's Journal
August 8, 2020

Man Dies in Car Crash After Defacing Black Lives Matter Mural With Mud, Oil and Graffiti


A man suspected of defacing a Black Lives Matter mural in Vermont with mud, oil and graffiti died in a car accident, police announced Thursday.

The suspect, identified as Fred Seavey by the Montpelier Police Department, died in a car accident July 1 after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a highway median, according to an accident report by WCAX.

Police had identified Seavey, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, as a transient with no listed home address, WCAX reported. Using DNA from the crash scene, police were able to positively match those samples to ones collected from spray paint cans found near the mural.

Police used the DNA evidence, witness statements and video surveillance to posthumously link Seavey, 56, to its investigation into the mural's vandalism, according to a news release.


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