Rodell Williamson

Overview: 

On May 22, 1967, victim Rodell Williamson’s body was found in the Alabama River, snagged in a fisherman’s trot line and clad only in trousers.  The victim had been missing for approximately two days.  An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was drowning, and there were no signs of trauma to the victim’s body.  The manner of death was classified as “accidental.”

Incident Date: 
Monday, May 22, 1967
Case Name: 
Rodell Williamson
Topic: 
FOIA
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Updated October 6, 2016