Census Worker Hanged: Found With “Fed” On Body

The results of the on-going extreme right-wing anti-government paranoia being spewed by certain voices in the media? I don’t know, but it wouldn’t surprise me. I pray its not…

AP source: Census worker hanged with ‘fed’ on body

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery, and a law enforcement official told The Associated Press the word ‘fed” was scrawled on the dead man’s chest.

The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found Sept. 12 in a remote patch of the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky. The Census has suspended door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County, where the body was found, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Investigators are still trying to determine whether the death was a killing or a suicide, and if a killing, whether the motive was related to his government job or to anti-government sentiment.

Investigators have said little about the case. The law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity, said Wednesday the man was found hanging from a tree and the word “fed” was written on the dead man’s chest. The official did not say what type of instrument was used to write the word. (more)

11 comments on “Census Worker Hanged: Found With “Fed” On Body

  1. Bill Sparkman: Tragic Details About Census Worker Found Hanged

    William Sparkman was a 51-year-old single father who once battled cancer while he held down two jobs and pursued his teaching degree, according to a March 2008 article profiling the Kentucky man.

    Sparkman, a census bureau worker and substitute teacher was found dead a little more than a week ago. The word “Fed” was scrawled on his body, according to a law enforcement source.

    Kentucky TV station WYMT reported Sparkman’s death on Sept. 15.

    The 51-year-old Sparkman had recently beaten the odds in an often fatal form of cancer. That was while he spent two years earning a teaching degree while holding down two jobs.

    If you recall there have been recent wild conspiracy theories being perpetrated concerning the CENSUS:

    Bachmann Warns Of Link Between Census, Japanese Internment

  2. So, how do you feel about being a part of the generation that will watch the whole “American experiment” fall apart because some people value ratings, and others value short-term victories, more than integrity and the lives of others?

  3. […] I pray first that the guilty are brought to justice and the family is comforted, and then I that this has nothing to do with his job. HT […]

  4. I am praying that the sign was an afterthought, to throw off the trail. If not, then we are in trouble.

    • Amen.

      I’m thinking they may suspect something more, to have brought in the FBI. Right now, it doesn’t seem its being treated as a regular homicide by local police.

      Or maybe its standard procedure to call in the FBI????

  5. My heart is heavy for his family. The article said he was a single parent.

    Guys this type of tragedy is horrible enough, but if it comes out he was murdered because he was a part time gov. worker…well, those of us who have been following the crazies on Fox this summer, can’t say we’ll be surprised.

    When a fire is continually being stoked, the time can come when it may get out of hand and can no longer be controlled.–and we’ve seen a lot of fire-stoking in the last year.

    My prayer is for his family, and im really hoping this is not a hate crime born out of the paranoia, anger and rage which has recently been seen.

    There was an article written back in March 2008, where his life was highlighted by a local news source.

    Thought someone might like to read it:

    The title is, Never give up.

  6. i just wanna give my sympathy to census worker family and fbi start their job, hope it will not prove any futile

  7. No way, how terrible is that? I hope the FBI can get more details. That word FED scrawled on his chest is gruesome. What kind of person would do that?

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