11:28am

Mon November 23, 2009
WVAS Local

FBI seeks assistance with unsolved civil rights-era killings

Jackson, MS – - The FBI may need your help.
The agency has been investigating civil rights-era killings over
the last three years and is now turning to the public to locate
relatives of victims.
The FBI is appealing for relatives of the victims to come
forward to get a status report or provide any evidence or details
about the crimes. Some relatives may learn the FBI's investigation
has ended.
FBI civil rights division chief Cynthia Deitle (DEET-uhl) says
the unit had 108 cases under investigation. She says agents have
conducted an exhaustive search for relatives in 33 of those cases
and come up short.
The Civil Rights-Era Cold Case Initiative began in 2006. Several
people have been convicted after the dormant cases were reopened.