KY Census Worker Committed Suicide

Authorities are saying that the Kentucky Census worker who was found hanging from a tree in September with the word “fed” scrawled on his chest committed suicide, but staged the death to look like a homicide. Bill Sparkman, 51, was found with his mouth gagged and his hands duct taped. Shortly before dying, he took out two insurance policies that would not pay out for suicide. His case drew national attention when it appeared to some as though it may have been an act of right-wing extremist violence.