The race-baiting media was giddy yesterday at the thought a Mississippi man found hanged near his home might have been a racially motivated lynching.
Hours of punditry were quickly dispatched through the airwaves to advocate toward a possible narrative.
Alas, it appears no more than a simple, yet horrible, suicide.
LA TIMES – Preliminary results of an autopsy on the body of Otis Byrd, whose body was found hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi, strongly suggest the death was a suicide rather than foul play, sources said, hours before officials said that a formal determination of the cause of the death will be delayed until next week.
[…] law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times that early results from the autopsy and tests were leading investigators to believe the death was a suicide.
“It looks like that,” said the official, who asked not to be identified, adding “that’s where they are headed,” to a finding of suicide. The official declined to give further details.
After the news conference, sources said that there were no signs of foul play and that suicide was the likely conclusion. (link)
CNN Haz a sad.
Not to worry, when it comes to racial grievance – facts never matter.