Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hanged Census Worker Found Naked, Bound, Census ID Taped To Body

The story gets even more gruesome:

BIG CREEK, Ky. (AP) -- A part-time census worker found hanging in a rural Kentucky cemetery was naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with duct tape, said an Ohio man who discovered the body two weeks ago.

Authorities have also said the word ''fed'' was scrawled with a felt-tip pen across 51-year-old Bill Sparkman's chest, but they have released very few details about the case and said investigators have not determined if it was a homicide, suicide or an accident.

Federal, state and local authorities have refused to say if Sparkman was at work going to door-to-door for census surveys in the time before his death, but his Census identification tag was found taped to his body. . . [B]oth of the people briefed on the investigation confirmed Sparkman's Census ID was found taped to his head and shoulder area.