Feds Get New info, Re-Open 1955 Emmett Till Murder Investigation: New Suspects In Famous Case?

The U.S. Justice Department has new information pertaining to the investigation in the 1955 Mississippi murder of 14 year old Emmett Till, according to reports.

Till was brutally killed by racists in a homicide that shocked the nation–and helped strengthen the civil rights movement.

Till, who was visiting the Southern state from Chicago, was killed over a lie: a 21 year old White woman named Carolyn Donham claimed the youth whistled at her and grabbed her.

Years later, she would admit lying.

Donham’s husband, Roy Bryant, and his half-brother, J.W. Milam, were eventually put on trial for murder but an all-White jury in a segregated state predictably set them free.

The men confessed to the killings shortly after their acquittal.

Till’s mother made the decision to have an open casket funeral. Photos of Till’s mutilated and disfigured corpse laying in its casket soon covered newspapers across the world.

Its unclear what the new information could be: Donham already admitted she lied, and a grand jury declined to indict her for her involvement in the killing.

And both of Till’s known killers are dead: Milam died in 1980, and Bryant died in 1994.

However, its long been speculated that Milam and Bryant were aided by others.

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