Willie Louis

 

 

Age: 76

 

Summary: witness at the Emmett Till murder trial in 1955 who went into hiding after testifying about hearing the 14-year-old lynching victim's screams as he fled his native Mississippi for Chicago, changed his name, and told no one of his connection to the case.

 

 

Cause of Death: Intestinal hemorrhage

 

Born: July 14, 1937

 

Died: July 18, 2013

 

Location: Oak Lawn, Illinois