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Monday, September 26, 2016

Body found hanging from a tree near Dodger Stadium*

Police have been called in to investigate a possible suicide in Echo Park this afternoon after the body of a man was found hanging from a tree near Stadium Way and Boylston Street, a block away from the Dodger Stadium Sunset Gate. Firefighters were called at 4:12 p.m. after a passerby spotted the body hanging from a branch amid a clump of trees and bushes near the road, said LAFD Capt. Richard Denning.  He said the man, who was dead upon the arrival of firefighters, was suspended low enough to the ground where he might have been able to rescue himself.  Police had been called in to investigate a possible suicide but the circumstances of the victim’s death remain unknown, Denning said.

*Update: Police are treating the hanging as a suicide, said Detective Kevin Stogsdill with the Northeast Division. There were no signs of foul play. The coroner will make a final determination, he said. Stogsdill said the victim appeared to be in his 30s.



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10 comments

  1. oh, my…condolences to that man’s family. that is devastating news.

  2. My heart goes out to the person who found the body. I can’t imagine the depression and despair the man who hung himself was dealing with, but committing suicide in such a public place is an act of aggression. Thank god the body was not found by a kid.

    • An act of aggression ? Well let me tell you something just to clear that up.I knew that guy and I’ve known him for years.you were closer when you said despair or depression yes he wasn’t in his right state of mind you could say.he was a good guy for many years and in the past few years he fell on a little bit of hardluck and a few bad choicesand the last thing I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t of wanted to be seen by a kid but when you’re not in the right state of mind that’s the last thing you’re thinking rest in peace Joey.C

  3. I would have picked a majestic oak, or maybe a sequoia …

  4. Wow, how disturbing and tragic.

  5. Why do I suspect this was a homeless guy (he could not commit suicide at home!) so distraught at his plight and that no one would help him. Surrounded by all the people in Echo Park, and not a sole would help him, although plenty would demonize and criminalize him.

    It is a far better place he goes.

  6. I have to give Henry credit, instead of just baselessly demonizing the community for the suicide, at least he makes unfounded assumptions about the victim first.

  7. Steady as she goes Henry.

  8. I passed by in my car @ 5 : 00 PM ish yesterday… saw the body draped with the white police dead body draping, yellow taped off area…… and felt very sad for that person and their family and friends…… Peace

  9. fell so sad imagine runners running by there and just seeing the body rite there hanging i think it was a homeless guy

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