• Short Summary

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation Wednesday (5 August) pressed its search for the killers of three Civil Rights workers whose bodies were found Tuesday under a mound of dirt on a farm near Philadelphia, Mississippi.

  • Description

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation Wednesday (5 August) pressed its search for the killers of three Civil Rights workers whose bodies were found Tuesday under a mound of dirt on a farm near Philadelphia, Mississippi.

    Police threw up roadblocks to keep the curious away from the spot on the farm of Olen Burrage, 42, where the bodies were found in a shallow grave about three feet deep, under 20 feet of dirt that had been pushed up by a bulldozer to form a dam for a pond.

    The FBI apparently knew exactly where to dig, giving rise to the belief they had received information from an informer in return for a large reward--possibly $25,000.

    The bodies were identified by fingerprints and dental records as those of Andrew Goodman, 20, and Michael Schwerner, 24, both white and both of New York City, and James Chaney, a 21-year-old Meriden, Mississippi Negro.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA52LH7CISVLUPTV6GS43CI8XF6
    Media URN:
    VLVA52LH7CISVLUPTV6GS43CI8XF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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