Relatives of the accused kidnapper in 1955 are pursuing his prosecution.

She was never arrested or brought to trial, even though Carolyn Bryant Donham’s name appeared on an FBI arrest warrant at one point.

It is time for families and campaigners who have been unable to persuade the state of Mississippi to revisit the Emmett Till case to consider another option: filing a kidnapping case against the woman who was accused of indecent approaches toward the Black Chicago teenager in 1955.

An arrest warrant had been issued for Carolyn Bryant Donham, who had been named as a suspect in Till’s kidnapping before his body was discovered in a river. Despite this, according to FBI documents, she was never arrested or tried in connection with the case, which astonished the world with its heinousness.