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Hanging death of man in Exposition Park is ruled a suicide

Map shows location in Los Angeles where man was found hanged.
(Los Angeles Times)

The death of a man found hanging in an Exposition Park neighborhood on Thursday morning has been ruled a suicide, based on a preliminary investigation, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers responding around 4:20 a.m. found a 55-year-old-Latino man hanging from a tree near 36th Street and Arlington Avenue, according to LAPD Officer William Cooper, a spokesperson for the department.

Initially reported as a suicide, officers from LAPD’s Southwest community station conducted an investigation to determine the nature of the death.

“There was no foul play” found, Cooper said. A preliminary investigation conducted by the county’s Medical Examiner-Coroner Department determined it was a suicide, Cooper said.

A full examination will be conducted by the coroner and could take several weeks to complete, he added.

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The name of the man has not yet been released, according to the coroner.


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