Denham Springs man who led violent Ku Klux Klan group before resigning, vanishing in 1984 resurfaces as owner of luxury resort in Belize _lowres

Advocate file photo by Bill Feig -- Ku Klux Klan leader Bill Wilkinson leads a fund-raising rally in September 1980.

A former Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard from Denham Springs, who led the white supremacy group from 1975 to 1984 before suddenly resigning and seemingly vanishing, has surfaced at a luxury resort he owns on a paradise island in Belize with a tiny white minority population, according to the Daily Mail, a British national daily newspaper.

Bill Wilkinson, 72, had established a breakaway group of David Duke’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan to rival the original, and grew a reputation with the FBI as the most ‘violent’ and ‘dangerous’ KKK movement. He was highly visible in Baton Rouge and maintained the group’s headquarters in Bogalusa.

See the Daily Mail story here.