Carrie Brumfield


On September 12, 1967, Carrie Brumfield, an African-American shipyard worker, was found shot to death in his car on a deserted rural road near Franklinton, Louisiana.  Brumfield had died of a single .22 caliber revolver gunshot wound to the chest.
In 2007, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) initiated a review of the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death, pursuant to the Department of Justice’s Cold Case initiative and the “Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007,” which charges the Department of Justice to investigate “violations of criminal civil rights statutes . . . result[ing] in death” that “occurred not later than December 31, 1969.”

Incident Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 1967
Case Name: 
Carrie Brumfield
Industry Code: 
Civil Rights Division
Updated October 6, 2016