Bill Sparkman, US Census Worker, Death Thought to Be Suicide

By Deena Bustillo on
Bill Sparkman was a Kentucky census worker who was found hanging from a tree in September, with the word "fed" scrawled across his chest. Authorities said today that they believe the death was a suicide, and the man apparently staged his death to look like a homicide so that his son could collect his life insurance, according to NYTimes.com. Sparkman, 51, was said to have been found naked, bound with duct tape, and gagged, with his ID taped to his neck. Police said they analyzed the...Read Full Story

Census Worker Bill Sparkman's Strange Death Still a Mystery

By JJ Duncan on
The death of Bill Sparkman, a Kentucky census worker whose body was found hanged earlier this month, is still a mystery as authorities remain tight-lipped about the strange case. Sparkman was found hanging from a tree deep in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, an anonymous law enforcement official has told the Associated Press. Authorities have not talked about whether the death was a suicide or homicide, but it appears increasingly to...Read Full Story