I'm Sure Andrew Sullivan's Mea Culpa Will Be Coming Forthwith If It Turns Out To Be Insurance Fraud... Not...
Investigators trying to solve the mystery of a census taker found hanging from a tree with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest are examining whether he manipulated the scene in order to conceal a suicide and make a life insurance claim possible for his son, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.What!?! It doesn't appear to be crazy Southern populist terrorism, whipped up by the GOP and its Fox and talk radio cohorts you say? Who could of guessed? Check the strap on your CPAP mask Andy - it's on too tight again.
The dead man's son, Josh Sparkman, said in an interview with the AP that he found paperwork for the private life insurance policy among the personal files of his father, Bill Sparkman, but wasn't sure of the amount or when it was taken out. He said authorities have told him nothing about the case and haven't produced a death certificate, which is usually needed to make an insurance claim.
Two law enforcement officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, said investigators were trying to determine whether Bill Sparkman committed suicide but altered the scene to make it look like a homicide, allowing his son to collect.