Interview with James Farmer
QUESTION 47
INTERVIEWER:

WHEN YOU INITIALLY HEARD THEY WERE MISSING, DID YOU KNOW THEY WERE DEAD OR DID THE PEOPLE DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI--

James Farmer:

Oh, I had a gut reaction that they were dead. I tried to avoid that conclusion however. When my staff member said, "They're missing," I said, "Well, maybe they stopped over to visit friends, and were tired and decided to stay over until morning." And he says, "No, no, Jim, you know, people don't do that down here. If they are to be back by sundown, they are back by sundown, or they call and let you know why they are not going to be back. So there has been foul play." And I knew that that was the case.