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Medgar Evers' Body Exhumed in Probe

June 06, 1991| Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. — The body of civil rights leader Medgar Evers was exhumed and transported here to be re-examined as part of a renewed inquiry into his slaying, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Evers' body was exhumed Monday from Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, a U.S. Army spokeswoman said. She said the Jackson, Miss., district attorney's office, which has reopened an investigation into Evers' death, requested the exhumation.

Evers was shot to death June 12, 1963, in front of his Jackson home.

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