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State and federal law enforcement agents are investigating the hanging death of a 43-year-old Black man whose body was found Monday morning outside a home about 70 miles east of Atlanta in Greene County, Georgia, reports the Huffington Post. The man, Roosevelt Champion III, was found hanging from a tree behind a residence that was […]

Authorities have yet to confirm if a missing man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi last week was killed or committed suicide, but the FBI is now consulting with the Behavioral Analysis Unit (or “profilers”) to break the case. Otis Byrd, 54, was found with a sheet around his neck near his Port Gibson […]

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that preliminary results from an autopsy on the body of Otis Byrd, the man officials found hanging from a tree in Mississippi Thursday, suggests the cause of death was suicide. Investigators, however, have not yet released Byrd’s official cause of death. “Everybody wants answers and wants them quickly,” Special FBI […]

UPDATE 7:26 P.M. EST According to the LA Times, reporters spoke with Willy Shorter, who found out from authorities that the body identified was his son’s. He told the outlet: “They told me he was dangling in the tree, up in the tree hanging by his neck. This is a small town, everybody knows everybody.” Shorter also […]

A new report released by the Equal Justice Initiative reveals the almost 4,000 names of Black people lynched in Jim Crow South between 1877 and 1950 — a 73-year block of “racial terror lynchings” that the initiative hopes to bring to light, forcing people to analyze the country in a more nuanced way. The report […]

On Aug. 29, a 17-year-old high school football player was found hanging from a wooden swing set, just hours before he was set to take on the West Columbus Vikings on his school’s football field. It was a game the Bladenboro, N.C. teenager had spent hours training for in the gym, at home, and in the school […]

Although it’s a new year, it hasn’t started off so wonderful for one family in Sacramento. This past Sunday, tragedy struck as a 5-year-old girl was found dead in her home after a freak accident where she was left hanging. According to CBS Local, her grandmother, Moang Saelee, told the story of how she found […]