Census Hanging Not a Hanging?

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State police now say that Bill Sparkman, the Census worker found dead of an apparent hanging in Kentucky, maybe wasn’t hanged at all. His body was apparently in contact with ground when it was found.

Separately, a retired state trooper who knew Sparkman tells TPMmuckraker that’d he’d warned Sparkman about doing his Census work in isolated parts of rural Kentucky, but not necessarily because of anti-government extremism.

Said Gilbert Acciardo: “I said, you’re going into rural Kentucky, isolated areas. Be careful over there — people may not understand that you’re there to gather statistics.”

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