Mass Grave Of Dozens Of Tortured Black Men Found In Deceased KKK Leaders Estate

A Mass grave of torture victims has been uncovered in Jackson, Mississippi, FBI spokesman Adrian Cartwright said Thursday.
A Mass burial site of many dozens of black men, who had been subjected to brutal torture and [then] murdered, has been found,” Cartwright said. “In many cases, body parts are missing; most victims had been shot in the head.”

Cartright said that the mass grave was uncov­ered when the cur­rent own­er of the prop­er­ty was mak­ing exten­sive ren­o­va­tions to the house and need­ed to dig up the foun­da­tions.

The cur­rent occu­pi­er was exca­vat­ing the south­ern end of the prop­er­ty when he came across some leg bones,” Said Cartwright. “He noti­fied local law enforce­ment who then called in the FBI once they real­ized the extent of the num­ber of vic­tims.”

Authorities state it’s still very ear­ly in the recov­ery and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion process, but they esti­mate the grave to be at least 50 years old and con­tain upwards of 10 bod­ies.

The FBI did not com­ment on who they believe is respon­si­ble or how the bod­ies got there due to the ongo­ing inves­ti­ga­tion. However, Mississippi records list Eldon Lee Edwards a U.S. Ku Klux Klan leader as own­ing the prop­er­ty from 1945 – 1953.

Eldon Lee Edwards died in 1960. He was charged with involve­ment in the abduc­tion, tor­ture, and mur­der of three black men in 1944, but he was nev­er con­vict­ed. http://​jack​son​tele​graph​.com/​2​0​1​7​/​0​6​/​3​0​/​m​a​s​s​-​g​r​a​v​e​-​o​f​-​d​o​z​e​n​s​-​o​f​-​t​o​r​t​u​r​e​d​-​b​l​a​c​k​-​m​e​n​-​f​o​u​n​d​-​i​n​-​d​e​c​e​a​s​e​d​-​k​k​k​-​l​e​a​d​e​r​s​-​e​s​t​a​te/