Friday, September 25, 2009

Bill Sparkman, Continued

I don’t know who killed Bill Sparkman, a part time employee of the United States Census Bureau. But as more information is revealed, the more it appears that the fact Mr. Sparkman was employed by the Federal Government was significant to whomever murdered him.

The cause of Mr. Sparkman’s death has been determined to be “asphyxiation”. He was found hanging from a tree, with a noose around his neck, but his feet were in contact with the ground. Roger Alford and Jeffrey McMurray of the Associated Press are reporting that Bill Sparkman was found “naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with duct tape”. The word “FED” was written on Mr. Sparkman’s chest with a felt tip pen. It was also reported that the murder or murderers had “duct-taped his hands, his wrists. He had duct tape over his eyes, and they gagged him with a red rag”. Additionally, his Census Worker identification badge was duct taped to the side of his neck.

I’m calling this murder for what seems to me to be obvious reasons. I cannot understand why, nearly two weeks after Mr. Sparkman’s body was discovered, authorities have still not officially determined whether his death was a homicide, suicide or an accident.

Was Bill Sparkman murdered because he worked for the Federal Government?
Was Bill Sparkman murdered specifically because of his work for the Census Bureau?
Was Bill Sparkman murdered because he stumbled upon some illegal activity, such as marijuana harvesting or a meth lab?
Was Bill Sparkman murdered for some unknown reason and the writing of “FED” on his chest and duct-taping of his Census I.D. badge to his body was done to misdirect law enforcement?

We don’t yet know.

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