Florida’s First Black State Attorney Received A Noose In The Mail | The Huffington Post – Calling the package a hate crime, Ayala forwarded the letters to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, which launched an investigation, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
An incident report obtained by the paper stated that Ayala “believes the hangman’s noose was meant as a threat to her as a public official.”
Deputies are reportedly working with the U.S. Postal Service to find a suspect. A spokesperson in Ayala’s office said the author of the letters didn’t leave a name.