Clay Co Census Worker’s Death a Murder?

This is an issue we haven’t really been discussing too heavily in Louisville, so let’s start.

From the Herald-Leader this afternoon:

The son of a U.S. Census Bureau worker found hanging from a tree in eastern Kentucky with the word “fed” scrawled on his chest said Tuesday he has no doubt his father was slain.

Josh Sparkman told The Associated Press in a phone interview that he is frustrated investigators still have not ruled out suicide or accidental death.

“I look at it as disrespectful to be still throwing suicide and accident around,” he said. “He didn’t do this to himself. That’s dishonorable. My dad was a good man. No person on this planet is going to fight cancer like he did, then turn around and kill himself a year or so later.”

There’s a growing segment of the mainstream media that believes the death is tied to drugs and anti-government sentiment. But what do we believe here in the big city?

Let’s discuss.