Mississippi Burning Case
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announces an end to the active federal and state investigation into the 1964 murders of three civil rights volunteers in Neshoba County.
At a press conference this morning hood said investigators have concluded there are no more viable potential criminal charges in what is common referred to as the Mississippi Burning Case.
“James Earl Chaney”, Andrew Goodman”, and Michael Schwerner” disappeared in June of 1964.
Their bodies were discovered 44 days later.
The three were in the area working to register African American voters.
In 1967 one man pleaded guilty and seven others were convicted of federal civil rights violations related to the murders.
And more recently in 2005, a manslaughter conviction was handed down for “Edgar Ray Killen” who is currently serving a 60 year sentence.
As of today the case is now closed and hood thanks the work of law enforcement who handled the case throughout the years.