Killing of Mitchell Dunklin in Alabama in 1944


Case summary

Mitchell Dunklin (1922 - 1944), a veteran and a farmer, was killed by Sheriff Otto Morror (and a group of white men in Pleasant Hill, Lowndes County, Alabama. After killing Dunklin, Morror and the group went to the Dunklin house, beat his parents and threatened to kill them if they told anyone about the murder. It was unclear what the motive for the killing was.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1944-07-04
Location: Pleasant Hill, Dallas County, Alabama
Location type: private space - domestic
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