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Body of Emmett Till Well Preserved — FBI Agent Says

A further look into Emmett Till caseFeds discuss reopening murder investigation 50 years laterBy ANTHONY RAAP and JENNIFER-LEIGH OPRIHORYMedill News Service Doug Seccombe couldn’t believe his eyes when he peered into 14-year-old Emmett Till’s metal coffin. Fifty years after the black teen’s brutal murder in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman, Till’s remains […]

Emmett Till’s Casket Found In Burr Oak Cemetery Shack; Family May Remove Till’s Body For Move to New Cemetery

Investigators found lynching victim Emmett Till’s original casket rusting in a shack at the cemetery where four workers are accused of digging up bodies to resell plots. —–At left, the barn outside of Drew, Mississippi where the young Chicagoan was killed in 1954. His mother insisted that Till’s body be returned to Chicago for burial.—– […]