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Mack Charles Parker


The Department has examined the abduction and murder of Mack Charles Parker pursuant to its authority under the Emmett Till Acts.  As set forth more fully below, the statute of limitations has run on all federal civil rights charges.  The government has carefully examined whether the case could be prosecuted as a federal kidnapping case and has concluded that insurmountable legal and factual hurdles exist to such a prosecution.  Moreover, because key witnesses are deceased and because there is very little evidence linking the surviving subject to the crime, no prosecution on state charges would be viable.  The case is thus being closed without referral to state authorities.

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Mack Charles Parker
Civil Rights
Updated July 3, 2024