In horrific news out of Mississippi, an African American man was found hanging from a tree in Clairborne County.
From the Clairion Ledger:
It is unclear if the death is a homicide or a suicide, as Coroner J.W. Mallett would not release any details, stating the death is under investigation.
The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks were conducting a ground search earlier Thursday for Otis Byrd, 54, who has been missing since March 2.
That’s when they found the body hanging about a half mile from his last known residence.
According to reports, the last time Byrd was seen was when a friend dropped him off at the Riverwalk Casino on March 2.
Watch a report on the story from CNN via Mediaite in the video below: