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FBI says Till investigation report is complete

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The long awaited FBI report into the 1955 killing of Emmett Till is in the hands of local prosecutors.

The office of District Attorney Joyce Chiles of Greenville today confirmed the report's arrival.

John Raucci, special agent in charge of the FBI in Mississippi, has said the report will make no recommendations about prosecution, but will answer as many questions as it can.

It's Chiles who must decide whether to present the case to a grand jury to consider charges.

The Chicago teenager was visiting relatives in the tiny Delta town of Money when he was tortured and killed.

Roy Bryant and J-W Milam were acquitted by an all-white jury after a five-day trial in 1955. And while Milam and Bryant later confessed to the murder in a paid interview with Look Magazine, both men are now dead and no one has been punished.

Some witnesses have said a woman's voice, likely that of Carolyn Bryant, Roy Bryant's wife, now Carolyn Donham of Greenville, could be heard at the scene of the abduction.

The U-S Department of Justice has reportedly said that Henry Lee Loggins, a black man who worked for Milam, has also been investigated.

Loggins, who is now 82, has denied any involvement in Till's death.

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