Census Workers Request Teams After Mysterious Death

The manager of a part-time census taker who died under mysterious circumstances in southeastern Kentucky says other workers are requesting to visit houses in teams rather than alone.

Wayne Hatcher is regional director of the U.S. Census Bureau's office in Charlotte, N.C. He was at a memorial Sunday in the Daniel Boone National Forest near the spot Bill Sparkman's body was found one month ago with the word "Fed" scrawled on his chest, likely in pen. Sparkman was tied to a tree with a rope around his neck. An autopsy has concluded Sparkman died of asphyxiation. However, authorities are saying little else about his death, even whether it was a murder, suicide or accident.

Hatcher says door-to-door visits in Clay County are suspended until more information is known.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Oct 12, 2009 at 05:40 AM
    I'm going to go out on a limb (no pun intended) and say it probably wasn't suicide. Just the result of ignorant people actually believing the stupid hate mongering spewed by the far right.

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 63989427 - witn.com/a?a=63989427
Gray Television, Inc.