Rasheem Carter’s cause of death unclear, officials say

Rasheem Carter was found dead in November in Mississippi. (Screenshot from NBC Jackson, Miss. affiliate WLBT, left. Screenshot from a news conference, right)

The cause of death of a Black man whose skeletal remains were found in Mississippi and whose mother believes was lynched and dismembered could not be determined due to the condition of the remains, authorities said.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) said Wednesday that the medical examiner could not reasonably determine the cause of death of Rasheem Carter, 25.

“Based solely upon the condition of the remains, there was no means by which a cause of death could be reasonably determined by the medical examiner’s office,” officials said in a statement emailed to Law&Crime. “However, MBI and the Smith County Sheriff’s Department are actively continuing their investigation into the death of Mr. Carter.”

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