Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Murder Investigation

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MONEY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the murder of teenager Emmett Till which helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The case was closed in 2007 when authorities said the suspects were dead, but the Justice Department told Congress in March that it is reinvestigating the 1955 slaying in Money, Mississippi after receiving new information. Roy Bryant and his half-brother J.W. Milam were charged with murder but acquitted.



1 Comment on "Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Murder Investigation"

  1. My classmates and I were the same age as Emmett Till when he was murdered. I remember thinking at the time, a 14 year old Negro boy flirting, whistling at a white woman? Nah, I don’t believe it.

    I later heard someone out at Tribbett had the rifle that was used.
    But, being 14, I didn’t think much more about it.

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