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BTR News – There is a report from an obscure website based in North Carolina that is reporting 26 yr old Gairy Kimber may have been the victim of a lynching. There were no other reports to be found online other than we can confirm that Mr. Kimber is, in fact, dead and will be buried on February 16 in Georgia according to an online obituary posted by the funeral service contracted by the family.
The NC Beat, an online publication cited one person who said that Kimber’s hands were tied behind his back.
“Tiara Taylor told The North Carolina Beat that when Kimber was found, his hands were tied behind his back but friends close to the family say he committed ‘suicide’.”
However, there are no reports citing that this is correct information as it appears that friends and family believe Kimber killed himself. Durham police nor any other law enforcement agency has made a statement about Mr. Kimber’s death and the family doesn’t appear to be pushing for further investigation or holding any press conferences calling attention to an alleged lynching.
Given that we can not find any other source to confirm Mr. Kimber’s hands were bound behind his back, given the lack of information coming from the family and statements by friends, we can not say if Mr. Kimber was lynched or not, if he committed suicide by hanging or anything else that is being alleged by The NC Beat, all we can confirm at this time is that Mr. Kimber is dead.
We will follow and update this story if any more information becomes available.