How Did Jackson, Mississippi, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Really Die?

A local county supervisor is asking whether Lumumba was killed.

Posted: 03/04/2014 11:56 AM EST

Hinds County Supervisor Kenny Stokes is not satisfied with the coroner's report that the sudden death of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba on Feb. 26 was due to natural causes.

"We gonna ask a question: Who killed the mayor?" he said at an event, although he has no proof, the Clarion Ledger reports.

Lumumba, a cancer survivor, was suffering from a cold when he was admitted to the hospital. But according to Stokes, the publication reports, people who visited him said he was doing better.

"If he was in any way kind of in trouble, people would have stayed there," Stokes said. "I believe that someone killed him. Now I can't prove it, but I'm going to say it. That's how I feel in my heart, and a lot of other people feel he was killed."

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