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According to NBC, along with multiple reports, the federal government has reopened its investigation into the brutal killing of Emmett Till, the black teenager who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in 1955 by two white men back in Mississippi.

The Justice Department told Congress in a report that it is reinvestigating Till’s case decades later, after receiving “new information.” The case was closed in 2007 with authorities saying the suspects were dead.

The report doesn’t indicate what the new information might be. However, it was issued in March following the publication last year of “The Blood of Emmett Till.” The book quotes a white woman, Carolyn Donham, who admitted she lied when she testified that 14-year-old Till grabbed her sexually and whistled at her in a store in 1955.