GREENWOOD, Miss., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Mississippi grand jury failed to indict the ex-wife of one of the late defendants tried in the 1955 killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a report says.
"I'm grossly disappointed," state Sen. David Jordan told The Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. "Now 52 years later, there's no indictment in the second round." The FBI reopened the case in 2004.
The Leflore County grand jury decided there was not enough evidence to indict Carolyn Bryant, 73, who is believed to be the last surviving suspect in the Till slaying. The Chicago teenager, who was visiting relatives in Mississippi for the summer, was kidnapped, tortured and killed after he reportedly wolf-whistled Bryant at Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market in Money, Miss.
Roy Bryant and his half-brother, J.W. Milan, were tried in 1955 in Tallahatchie County and acquitted by an all-white jury. Both men later admitted to killing Till in a Life magazine article. Carolyn Bryant divorced Roy Bryant in 1979 and later remarried and changed her name to Carolyn Donham, the newspaper said.
In 2006, an 8,000-page FBI report identified Donham as a suspect.