FRANKFORT, Ky. — Authorities are saying a Kentucky census worker found hanging from a tree with “fed” scrawled on his chest committed suicide and staged his death to look like a homicide.
A news release from Kentucky State Police said Tuesday that Bill Sparkman died at the same location where his body was found Sept. 12 near a cemetery in a heavily wooded area of southeastern Kentucky.
A man who found the body in the Daniel Boone National Forest said the 51-year-old was bound with duct tape, gagged and had an identification badge taped to his neck.
Investigators say Sparkman acted alone in manipulating the scene to conceal the suicide.
The news release says Sparkman had recently taken out two life insurance policies that would not pay out for suicide.
I know this won’t stop the far left from believing that Sparkman was murdered by an fringe nut on the right (as part of an overall “conservatives are crazy” narrative they’ve been trying to set all year), but I’m beyond caring anymore about their shameless attempts at using this man’s death for political gain. Whether it was murder or suicide, Sparkman’s family still suffers, and will be without him at the dinner table for the holidays. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
Related: Bill Jacobson has a list of some of the lefty bloggers who rushed to smear conservatives over Sparkman’s death, and wonders who will be the first to stand up and apologize.
I won’t hold my breath.