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In this Sept. 29, 1955 file photo, Willie Reed, right, a witness in the Emmett Till murder case in Mississippi, stands outside the door of his apartment in Chicago under guard by Detective Sherman Smith. Reed, who changed his name to Willie Louis and told no one of his connection to the case, not even his future wife, was brought to Chicago by friends after his testimony in the trial. His wife, Juliet Louis said Wednesday, July 24, 2013, that her husband died July 18, 2013 at a hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. He was 76.

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