Εργάτης απογραφής βρέθηκε κρεμασμένος και στο σώμα του ήταν ζωγραφισμένο το όνομα «FED»(Ομοδσπονδιακή Τράπεζα της Αμερικής δηλαδή)
Ενας εργάτης απογραφής στο Κεντάκι βρέθηκε κρεμασμένος με το όνομα FED στο σώμα του. Ο Μπίλ Σπάρκμαν ήταν 51 ετών και ημιαπασχολούνταν σαν εργάτης απογραφής και περιστασιακά σαν δάσκαλος. Το πτώμα του βρέθηκε στις 12 Σεπτεμβρίου να κρέμεται απο ένα δέντρο σε ένα μακρινό τμήμα του δάσους Daniel Boone National Forest,στο Νοτιοανατολικό Κεντάκι. Το αυτοκίνητό του το είχε παρκάρει κοντά στο σημείο και μέσα είχε και τον ηλεκτρονικό υπολογιστή του.
A census worker in Kentucky was found hanged to death with the word "Fed" scrawled on his body, according to unnamed law enforcement officials cited by The Associated Press. Bill Sparkman, age 51, was a part-time census worker and occasional teacher. His body was found September 12 hanged from a tree in a remote section of the Daniel Boone National Forest, located in a rural portion of southeast Kentucky. His truck was parked nearby, and his computer was found inside.
Authorities have been tight-lipped on the details surrounding Sparkman's death, refusing to state whether his death was murder or a suicide, and offered no details on the instrument used to scrawl "Fed" on his chest. Officials at the Census Bureau's Charlotte, North Carolina, office were informed the death was "an apparent homicide," but the investigation is ongoing.
The FBI has been called in to assist Kentucky state police with the case. "Our job is to determine if there was foul play involved," said FBI spokesman David Beyer, "and that's part of the investigation - and if there was foul play involved, whether that is related to his employment as a census worker."
Mr. Sparkman had worked on and off for the Census Bureau since 2003, doing door-to-door interviews in the five counties surrounding the area where his body was found. The Census Bureau has suspended their door-to-door operations until the investigation is concluded. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our co-worker," said Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with William Sparkman's son, other family and friends." The Commerce Department oversees the US Census Bureau.