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Protest calls for justice after Mississippi man found with head severed

Rasheem Carter

Rasheem Carter, 25, went missing last October after claiming white men in his community targeted him, and his remains were found around a month later south of Taylorsville, Mississippi.

The family of a Black man who was found dead with his head severed held a protest Saturday after being notified that a third set of his remains was located.

The Mississippi Crime Lab notified the family that remains found on Feb. 23 matched Rasheem Carter’s DNA, according to a statement released by his family and their attorney, Ben Crump.

“It is unacceptable that the family had to find out through an email that more of Rasheem’s remains were found, and still, they haven’t been told any other information, been offered a meeting with officials, or received his remains,” the statement said. “They continue to be stonewalled at every turn. This family just wants to find out what happened to Rasheem and say their goodbyes — they ask that the additional remains be returned to them so that they can lay him to rest.”

The Mississippi Crime Lab did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

A large assembly of men with Israel United in Christ marched through the streets of Taylorsville on Saturday calling for justice for Rasheem Carter.

“This has really been a struggle for our family, but we’re going to do the best we can to fight,” Tiffany Carter, Rasheem Carter’s mother, said during the protest. “We’re going to do what we gotta do to get the justice that we deserve to have.”

Rasheem Carter, 25, went missing last October just days after telling his mother and the police that white men in his community were targeting him.

Around a month later, Rasheem Carter’s remains were found in a wooded area south of Taylorsville.

“My son told me that it was three truckloads of white guys trying to kill him. And at the time that he told me, as a mother, you know, I had to think fast. So I told him to go to the police station because I felt in my heart they would serve and protect like they are obligated to do,” Tiffany Carter said during a press briefing last month.

Justice for Rasheem Carter...

Black man’s decapitated remains found after he warned his mom he was targeted by ‘truckloads of white guys’. Rasheem Carter, 25, was last seen alive in October 2022

Rasheem Carter