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William Henry Lee


At approximately 1:45 p.m. on February 25, 1965, the body of William Henry Lee, the victim, was discovered near railroad tracks between Goshen Springs and Fannin in Rankin County, Mississippi. Lee's death was investigated locally in 1965 by the Rankin County Sheriff s Department (RCSD). Following a complaint filed by the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), the regional office of the Federal Bureau of lnvestigation (FBI) also conducted a preliminary inquiry into Lee's death in 1965. Neither investigation revealed any evidence of a civil rights violation.

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William Henry Lee
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Updated May 3, 2017