Otis Byrd

The Department of Justice said there is no evidence that Otis Byrd, 54, who was found hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi in March, was lynched and the investigation into his death has been closed, NBC News reports. RELATED: Body Of Missing African-American Man Found Hanging From Tree In Mississippi [VIDEO] Preliminary Autopsy Results Suggest […]

UPDATE, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 2:12 p.m. – Forty-three-year-old Roosevelt Champion III – found hanging from a tree on Monday – allegedly killed himself, according to the results of a forensic autopsy released Tuesday, reports NBC News. Champion’s body was discovered Monday by a neighbor in Greensboro, Georgia. Police had recently questioned him about the […]

The family of Otis Byrd, the man who was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi last month, has hired a well-renowned medical examiner to investigate the case. The family of the 54-year-old has hired Michael Baden to conduct an independent investigation on Byrd’s body, refusing to believe he took his own life, reports the Clarion-Ledger. Because the […]

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 […]