Killing of J. B. Grant in Mississippi in 1936


Case summary

J.B. Grant, age 17, a tourist camp handyman, was killed in 1936 in Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi. Grant’s body was found hanging from a footbridge. Death certificate reads “death by unknown hands.”


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals: [ ]
Perpetrator group type: mob

Date of incident: 1936-12-04
Location: Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: insulting a white woman

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

Criminal process
Arrest: [ ]
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: [ ]
Trial: [ ]
Conviction: [ ]
Sentence: [ ]

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