FBI: Otis Byrd’s hanging death ruled a suicide

Attorney: Investigators to meet with Otis Byrd's family on hanging death investigation (Image 1)

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Miss. – The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its findings on the hanging death of Otis Byrd.

Officials tell us his death has been ruled as a suicide. 

Byrd was found hanging from a tree in the woods in Claiborne County in March.

His family members met with federal officials about his hanging death Friday morning. The family disagrees with the FBI’s findings. Sweets and Associates Law Firm will continue its independent investigation. 

Claiborne County Sheriff Marvin Lucas said he is satisfied with the FBI’s report.

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