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Federal Agents Investigating the Death of Man Found Hanging in Tree in Jackson, Mississippi

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Federal agents are still investigating the death of an African American man who was found hanging from a tree.

Authorities say the man has been identified as 54-year-old Otis Byrd who has not been seen alive since earlier this month.

Byrd was a convicted murderer who had been paroled from prison.

A spokesperson from the FBI says the official cause of death has not yet been determined, and it is not known whether he was dead before he was hanged.

The tree where police found Byrd’s body is located near a home owned by his family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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