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LOS ANGELES — A police investigation confirmed suicide was the cause of death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month, authorities said Thursday.
The investigation revealed Robert Fuller, a 24-year-old homeless man, suffered from mental illness and took his own life early on June 10 in a park near City Hall in Palmdale, a community of about 150,000 people north of Los Angeles, sheriff’s Commander Chris Marks said.
The death of a 24-year-old man who was found hanging from a tree last month has been ruled a suicide, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department. This came after a “thorough” investigation with the California DOJ and the FBI, sheriff’s officials said. https://t.co/JcA5D4iz7V
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Marks outlined three hospitalizations since 2017 where Fuller told doctors he was considering suicide. The last was in November, when he was being treated for depression at a hospital in Nevada and “disclosed that he did have a plan to kill himself,” Marks said.
According to Marks in February Fuller “allegedly tried to light himself on fire” in an incident that investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
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