The 1964 killings of James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Neshoba County sparked national outrage and helped to bring in the Civil Rights Act.
The case, one of more than 125 which remain unsolved from the civil rights era, later became the subject of Oscar-winning movie Mississippi Burning…
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said: “The evidence has been degraded by memory over time, and so there are no individuals that are living now that we can make a case on at this point.”
But he said if new information came forward due to the announcement that the case was closed, prosecutors could reconsider and pursue a case.
There remain murderers among us. Living out their lives while the remains of their victims turned to dust, long ago. Part of the unfortunate history of the unending fight for civil rights in the GOUSA.