Investigation Re-opens on Emmett Till Case After Newly Discovered Information

The Justice Department is re-opening an investigation into a 1955 murder of an African-American teenager after discovering “new information.”

The murder of Emmett Till helped spark the Civil Rights Movement and stunned the world.

We’d like to warn you the details and images, in this case, are disturbing.

Till was kidnapped, tortured and thrown off a Mississippi bridge by two white guys after being accused of making sexual advances towards then 21-year-old Carolyn Donham.

Her then-husband and half-brother were tried and acquitted in less than an hour by an all-white jury in Mississippi.

Later they confessed to the crime, but were never re-tried and are now dead.

Author Timothy Tyson wrote a book about the case last year he says Donham spoke to him ten years ago admitting she hadn’t told the truth about till in 1955.

The DOJ reached out to Tyson and has confirmed the case has been re-opened.

The 14-year-old’s body was found in a river.

His mother insisted he had an open casket so others could see what his killers had done to him.