Census Worker Killed

POSTED: Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 8:37am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

A census worker found hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery has prompted the FBI to investigate.

The body of 51-year old, Bill Sparkman, was found September 12th near a cemetery in Clay County, Kentucky.

Investigators said Sparkman, who was working for the U.S. Census bureau, was discovered hanged from a tree and had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest.

The FBI is trying to determine if Sparkman was a victim of anti-government sentiment.

Sparkman's death has prompted the census bureau to suspend door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County until the learn the outcome of the investigation.