James Byrd Jr. Death - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

James Byrd Jr. Death

On June 6, 1998, James Byrd Jr. was found in the Huff Creek area. His remains were discovered around 2 am scattered along a highway. Byrd had been tied behind a car and dragged down the highway until he died.

Three suspects, John William King, 23, Lawrence Brewer, 31, and Shawn Berry, 23, were detained on suspicion of a hate crime.

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