Killing of Albert Moore in Alabama in 1954


Case summary

Albert Moore, 38, a farm worker, died under suspicious circumstances in 1954 in Sumter County, Alabama. A car occupied by A.C. Eves was stuck in a mud hole. Moore and another man named Roosevelt Roy were trying to push the car out when allegedly Moore slipped and fell under the wheels. Correspondence with the FBI suggested Moore was killed and that the car event was a coverup. The incident was investigated by Sumter County Sheriff C.H. Scott and highway patrolmen T.E. Posey and H.L. Nelson.


Date of incident: 1954-02-07
Location: Boyd, Sumter County, Alabama
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: having knowledge of the illegal activities of a white man

Coroner process
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Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

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Grand jury: yes
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FBI case ID:

Birmingham 50-334

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