An investigation is being conducted after a body was found hanging from a tree in South Fulton, Georgia on Old National Highway Monday morning.
Patrol cars surrounded the local Walmart’s parking lot as authorities tried to determine the cause of death. Channel 2 news reporter Rikki Klaus said the South Fulton detective confirmed that the case was ruled a suicide and no foul play was suspected. Klaus tweeted at 4:29 a.m., “BREAKING- This is truly disturbing…The medical examiner’s office is here.”
She then wrote, “I just got off the phone with the South Fulton detective authorized to share information with the media. She said an unidentified woman was found hanging from a tree overnight near a Walmart on Old National Highway. She said the investigation revealed the woman killed herself. ”
I just got off the phone with the South Fulton detective authorized to share information with the media. She said an unidentified woman was found hanging from a tree overnight near a Walmart on Old National Highway. She said the investigation revealed the woman killed herself. pic.twitter.com/5NDNI3cpIt
— Rikki Klaus (@RikkiKlausWSB) May 14, 2018
Klaus earlier reported that the unidentified woman’s legs were dangling at a 45-degree angle and her torso was upright against the tree.
This latest incident comes on the heels of another hanging of a 20-year-old Black male who reportedly tied a chain around his neck and hung himself off a bridge near downtown Atlanta on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Investigators ruled his death a suicide although people questioned whether or not it was a lynching.
Atlanta residents and social media users have noticed that there have been more hangings these last past months and one person feels that a thorough investigation needs to be conducted.
Police found a body hanging from a tree near South Fulton Walmart in Atlanta.
FORUM: "There needs to be more of a serious investigation of this, this is the 4th or 5th time I've heard of a Black person being hanged." https://t.co/XWrNk8OYnB
— Sandra Smith (@Coco_Wms) May 14, 2018
A woman was found hanging from a tree at a Walmart in South Fulton County, Georgia this morning ? Of course authorities automatically ruled it a damn suicide
— Photo (@AbsolutLIBRA) May 14, 2018
Police found body hanging on a tree near South Fulton Walmart https://t.co/zQBMy55LCJ @TessFowler Another. 3rd recently in Atl (first 2 aren't mentioned in this article). Don't most ppl hang themselves at home? Why the rush to say no 'foul play'then more it may not be suicide
— Tony Sparks (@WarWizard) May 14, 2018