Mississippi FBI chief from civil-rights era dies at 94

Roy K. Moore, an FBI agent who oversaw the investigations into some of Mississippi's most notorious civil rights-era killings, has died. He was 94.

Moore's daughter, Sandra Giglio, says he died Sunday in a Madison nursing home of complications from pneumonia and other ailments.

Services are 2 p.m. October 17th at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland.

Moore, a native of Oregon, had established a solid reputation in the FBI when bureau director J. Edgar Hoover sent him to Mississippi in 1964 after the disappearance civil-rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman.

The investigation was depicted in the 1988 movie "Mississippi Burning."

Moore established the FBI's full-fledged bureau in Mississippi. He retired in 1974.