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John Mark Byers dies at 63, officials say

Stepfather to one of the children killed in West Memphis Three case
Updated: Jun. 19, 2020 at 11:09 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TENN. (KAIT) - The stepfather of one of the children killed in the “West Memphis Three” case died in a car crash earlier this week, officials in Tennessee said Friday.

According to a post on the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Twitter page, John Mark Byers was killed in the crash on Chambers Road in the Millington area Thursday evening and died at a local hospital.

Byers was the stepfather of Christopher Byers, who was one of three children found dead in a West Memphis ditch in 1993.

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