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Black Man Found Hanging from Tree in Mississippi; FBI Investigating

An African-American man was found hanged from a tree in Clairborne County, Mississippi today. The county coroner said the man was found hanging, and local authorities say they’re looking into whether this was a crime carried out by others or if it was a suicide.

Authorities have not yet released the man’s name, but the local chapter of the NAACP has already come forward to identify him as Otis Byrd:

The FBI is on the scene and they, along with local authorities, are investigating the horrifying incident.

Update- 8:31 pm EST: A law enforcement official told CNN that Byrd is the individual in question. You can see a picture of him here:

You can watch CNN’s report here:

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