Witness: Census Worker's Hanging Body Naked, Bound

One of the witnesses who found a part-time census worker's body hanging in a Kentucky cemetery says the man was naked and his hands and feet were bound with duct tape.

Jerry Weaver of Fairfield, Ohio, told The Associated Press on Friday that he was among a group of relatives who discovered the body of Bill Sparkman on Sept. 12.

Sparkman was a substitute teacher who worked part-time for the census. Law enforcement officials have released very few details on his death, only saying he died from asphyxiation.

Weaver says the man also was gagged and had duct tape over his eyes and neck. He says something that looked like an identification tag was taped to the side of his neck.


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  • by Citizen Location: Kinston on Sep 26, 2009 at 12:31 PM
    They'd better be careful going to the trailor parks and trying to count all the illegals here. These people want to continue hiding in the shadows.
  • by Hoopti on Sep 26, 2009 at 12:02 PM
    Accidental?! The man would have to be a houdini to be able to duct tape his hands, feet, neck, and eyes AND put a rope around his neck to hang himself. Oh! Plus carve 'Fed' into his chest. Kentucky huh?
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Sep 25, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    According to an interview with an official today they have ruled out suicide but not accidental death. I guess he duct taped himself .
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