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  •  What baffles me... (6+ / 0-)

    is how this crime took two weeks to become a national news story.

    I'm not going to jump to conclusions about the motive, but something is awry and the authorities' behavior is strange to say the least:

    Sparkman's mother, Henrie Sparkman of Inverness, Fla., told The Associated Press her son was an Eagle scout who moved to Kentucky to direct the local Boy Scouts of America. He later became a substitute teacher in Laurel County, adjacent to the county where his body was found.

    She said investigators have given her few details about her son's death. They did tell her his body was decomposed and haven't yet released it for burial.

    "I was told it would be better for him to be cremated," she said.

    I don't even know if Kentucky  has  the death penalty, but if they do, hanging wouldn't be a bad way to go. Just barbaric...

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