Killing of Carlton Holloway in Alabama in 1953


Case summary

Carlton Holloway (1916-1953), a farmer and veteran, was killed in Chambers County, Alabama, by unknown person(s). The death certificate says he was the victim of a hit-and-run car incident. An informant named John Jackson told the FBI that Holloway was murdered by a mob of more than 100 people, led by Albert Bell, Ray Bell, Bill Carter, and Duke Carter.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: police, mob

Date of incident: 1953-03-05
Location: Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama
Location type: public space - rural
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Coroner process
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FBI case ID:

Mobile 44-265

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