That said, it is also Appalachia, and folks up there are not real big government fans. Lot of stills back in them hollers. A lot of land that was in families for generations taken by the FED's through immanent domain to create the Boone Forest.
They don't take kindly to strangers knocking on their doors and asking questions. Especially if they are working for the government.
I am not justifying what happened. I am saying I am not completely surprised.
I am surprised they left the body to be found.
The census department may want to rethink it's new policy of being a pain in everyone's rear this time around. I would hate to see this happen to anyone else.
I would also hate for the government to do what they normally do - over react - and create a worse situation. Like when the mining massacre happened.