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JACKSON, Miss. (WAPT) — Prominent attorney Ben Crump is asking for a federal investigation into the death of a Mississippi man who he said was murdered.
Carter, 25, was reported missing last year & was last seen on Oct. 2 at a Super 9 hotel in Laurel. The day before his disappearance, Carter went to the Taylorsville Police Department & reported that men were after him & he was in fear for his life.
A month later, Carter’s remains were found in a wooded area south of Taylorsville.
Crump said Rasheem Carter's family was given his head & spinal cord in a box from the State Crime Lab. Crump said Rasheem Carter's head was severed from his body.
"They recently found remains they believe are also Rasheem Carter at another part of where he went missing. What that tells us is this was a nefarious act, an evil act. Someone murdered Rasheem Carter, and we cannot let them get away with this," Crump said.
Crump is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate what happened to Rasheem Carter. Tiffany Carter said she spoke to her son & texted with him the day before he was last seen.
"My son told me there were 3 truckloads of white men after him, trying to kill him," said Tiffany Carter.
She said she told her son to go to the police department.
"They did not help him. He asked for help, but they did not help him," she said. "He did the right thing by asking, but they didn't help him."
"Because they failed to act, what we have is a Mississippi lynching. A Mississippi lynching in 2022. America, you cannot turn your head away," Crump said. "We need the highest levels of law enforcement to administer justice for Rasheem Carter as if he was your child."
Crump asked that anyone who saw anything or knows anything about the death of Rasheem Carter come forward.
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