Emmett Till's murder: investigation 50 years later

Nearly 50 years after 14-year-old Emmett Till's murder shocked the US and galvanised the civil rights movement, his body will be exhumed as federal authorities attempt to determine who killed him.

The body, buried in a cemetery in a Chicago suburb, would be exhumed in the next few weeks so the Cook county medical examiner's office can conduct an autopsy, an &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/usa/2002/04/12/27573.html ' target=_blank>FBI spokeswoman said. The black youth, who was raised in Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's home in the tiny Mississippi Delta community of Money on August 28 1955, reportedly for whistling at a white woman in a grocery store. His mutilated body was found in a river three days later, informs the Guardian Unlimited.

The &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/comp/2002/08/01/33620.html ' target=_blank>Justice Department announced plans last year to reopen the Till investigation, citing several pieces of information that included a documentary by New York filmmaker Keith Beauchamp.

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