Bill Sparkman was a Boy Scount director and substitute teacher
UPDATE: See Bill Sparkman’s Death Ruled a Suicide…
Though police are releasing few details on the case of a Census worker found hanged in the Daniel Boone National Forest, the man who found him had plenty to say today. Jerry Weaver of Fairfield, Ohio was in Big Creek, Kentucky for a family reunion when he went to a cemetery to visit the graves of relatives. That’s when he discovered Bill Sparkman’s body.
Weaver says the 51-year-old substitute teacher and Boy Scouts director — who worked part-time for the Census — was hanged naked, gagged, with his feet bound by duct tape. “The only thing he had on was a
pair of socks,” Weaver told the AP. “And they had duct-taped his hands, his
wrists. He had duct tape over his eyes, and they gagged him with a red
rag or something.
“And they even had duct tape around his
neck. And they had like his identification tag on his neck. They had it
duct-taped to the side of his neck, on the right side, almost on his