John Mark Byers Death – Dead : Obituary : Stepfather of WM3 Paradise Lost Christopher Byers Died After car Accident.
For anyone that follows the WM3 case: John Mark Byers, the stepfather of Christopher Byers, died last night in a car accident on Chambers Road near Shakerage Road , according to a statement posted online on June. 19, 2020.
John Mark Byers was the father of Christopher Byers, one of the 3 kids murdered in West Memphis, AR.
The case is detailed in multiple documentaries, the first being “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills.” According to Crime Screen Podcast.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says one man was killed in a car crash in Millington.
The sheriff’s office says 63-year-old John Byers died in a crash on Chambers Road near Shakerage Road. Byers was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The sheriff’s office blocked off the area near the scene as they investigated the crash. Read Full Story.
SCSO has positively identified the person who was fatally injured in yesterday’s single-vehicle crash on Chambers Road as John Byers, 63, of Millington. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
— ShelbyTNSheriff (@ShelbyTNSheriff) June 19, 2020
If you didn’t watch “Who Killed The Forgotten West Memphis Three” here are some clips from youtube,
Shot under 5 Minute clip of what happened to the 3 West Memphis Kids.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Erika Hargrove Graves wrote
R.I.P. john mark byers I was so hoping this wasn’t true! Now you are in heaven with chris and melissa I’m just so sorry you never got the justice you worked so hard to get and I find comfort in the fact that you are back with them again! Prayers for his family and friends during this tough time
Erika Hargrove Graves wrote
Just saw some news on john mark byers and not sure if its true so don’t really want to come out and say it but please lord don’t let it be true.
Caywood Yamnik wrote
For anyone that follows the WM3 case: John Mark Byers, the stepfather of Christopher Byers, died last night in a car wreck. I hope one day soon the DA Scott Ellington will agree to test the evidence so we can perhaps finally find justice for those three little boys. RIP JMB, Stevie, Christopher, Michael and many others.West Memphis Three Facts wroteWe have confirmed with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office that John Mark Byers was involved in a fatal traffic accident Thursday on Chambers Road in Millington, TN. Officials would not confirm who was killed or other details but his obituary confirms his death. Byers was a larger than life character who had a prominent role in media coverage of the case. When we have more details, we will pass them along. In the meantime, keep him and his family in your prayers. Mark Byers was the father of Christopher Byers, whose birthday will be on Tuesday.
Helen Michelle Hopper wrote
I thought his behavior was odd when this happened. But now I have had my daughter brutally murdered. It makes you lose your mind and always wonder if any friends or family had anything to do with it. And its so frustrating and you feel so helpless. So I can now understand why he appeared strange acting then. I hope he is reunited in peace with his precious child. 🙏 for his family.
Kate Rae wrote
Kate Rae Sad news. He was made into such a scapegoat and his hurt and anger was front and centre for so long. Wish he had been able to find the truth but Hope he is finally at peace and can rest.
Simrit Kaur wrote
This brings tears to my eyes. It really does. He was a very eccentric man who certainly had his faults and demons, as we all do, but his grief and pain was taken advantage of. HBO and other media used him like a circus monkey for years then did their best to make the world believe he was a murderer.
I choose to believe that he’s in heaven now watching over Christopher, Stevie and Michael as they play and ride their bikes for eternity.
John Mark Byers, father of one of the boys from the West Memphis Three, died from an motorcycle accident.
— Onyx the Fortuitous, Slayer of the Bright Realm (@The_Stu_Padaso) June 20, 2020
It does look like it is in fact John Mark Byers from doing a simple people search the site of the accident is maybe 2-3 minutes from his home, I’ll wait to see if it is confirmed though just to be sure.
— Tim Daddio (@tdnyrfan) June 20, 2020
John Mark Byers sadly died last night in a car accident in Millington, Tennessee. He was the father of Christopher Byers, one of three children murdered in West Memphis in 1993 which led to the conviction of the WM3. A huge character who later campaigned for their release… pic.twitter.com/trmQ9orhAY
— Sinister Isles (@Sinisterisles) June 19, 2020
In hindsight PARADISE LOST 2: REVELATIONS (2001) feels like the weakest in the documentary series. For one, it focuses a little too much on John Mark Byers [a Character!] and a little too little on the 3 suspects + 3 victims. pic.twitter.com/T3RuvfxmVi
— BLACK LIVES MATTER (@uneraison) June 13, 2020