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    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.

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    Bodies being put in ambulance, then aerial shots of the general area and specifically of the earthen dam under which the bodies were found and, finally, police roadblocks keeping sightseers out.




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    Background: 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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