THE FOLLOWING IS FROM COLORLINES.
Investigations Force Feds to Revisit Murders of Civil Rights EraPhoto courtesy of the Concordia Sentinel and William Brown, 2010. www.coldcases.org
In an effort to nonetheless bring some sense of closure to the family members of these victims, the Department [of Justice] is writing letters to the next of kin when found. Pursuant to 68 Fed.Reg.47610-01, excepting certain categories of disclosure from the Privacy Act, the Civil Rights Division has the authority to disclose information about the results of an investigation or case to family members of the victims. Thus, we have made the decision that our notification letters will detail our investigative efforts and our findings. We have also made the decision to have FBI agents hand deliver these letters to the family members.
Frasier said he told the FBI what he knew about the Morris arson in early summer 2009, while Rhodes said she did the same in early 2010. Once Frasier and Rhodes told the FBI what they knew about the Morris matter, they did not hear from the FBI again until The Sentinel asked the FBI in November 2010 for a comment for this news article. Boo Spencer said he was interviewed by FBI agents for the first time last month, December 2010.