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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 06:41 PM
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Police: Census worker staged death to conceal suicide
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-11-24-census-w...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) A Kentucky census worker found naked, bound with duct tape and hanging from a tree with "fed" scrawled on his chest killed himself but staged his death to make it look like a homicide, authorities said Tuesday.

Bill Sparkman, 51, was found strangled Sept. 12 with a rope around his neck near a cemetery in a heavily wooded area of the Daniel Boone National Forest in southeastern Kentucky. Authorities said his wrists were loosely bound, his glasses were taped to his head and he was gagged.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 06:42 PM
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1. I don't believe these "authorities." eom
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 07:51 PM
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7. I guess that you are
a forensic expert.
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mcablue Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 08:12 PM
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10. The FBI told us that some innocent guy (Bruce Ivins) delivered the Amthrax
Edited on Tue Nov-24-09 08:13 PM by mcablue
Did they not blame someone else after he committed suicide?

Are experts always right? Remember how the FBI report on how Kennedy was assassinated was so bad that it had to be replaced with the also atrocious Warren Commission?
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 09:09 PM
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12. .
:tinfoilhat:
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 06:45 PM
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2. Fail nt
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 06:47 PM
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3. But but but I thought it was Pot Farmers who killed him!
:sarcasm:
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 06:48 PM
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4. Fascinating
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 06:48 PM
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5. Why would someone bother to make their death
look like a homicide instead of an accident?
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dems_rightnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 06:49 PM
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6. $600,000 of life insurance
that would not pay if he committed suicide.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 08:04 PM
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8. But it would pay if he were killed in an accident.
Why homicide instead of an accident?
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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 08:10 PM
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9. Because life insurance is all about the odds
Edited on Tue Nov-24-09 08:11 PM by npk
The bigger payouts for the most uncommon deaths. Most people die either by natural means, suicide, or accidents. Most people are not the victims of homicides. That's why insurance companies offer the higher payout in the unlikely case where someone is killed do to homicide.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 08:13 PM
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11. Very sad.
Hopefully the son can get on with his life. :(
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