A man was reportedly found dead on a tree in a vacant lot in the Shady Acres neighborhood of Houston on Monday morning (June 15).
According to Jodi Silva, Houston police spokeswoman, death is considered "suicide". The official cause of death is still pending until an autopsy is performed.
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According to Silva, the HPD could not immediately provide more information about the unidentified man because his body was found "at an advanced stage of decomposition".
The man was discovered in the 2500 block of Ella Boulevard.
This is the third release that has been released nationwide in the past two weeks. 24-year-old Robert Fuller was found hanging on a tree in a suburb of Palmdale, California in Los Angeles on June 12. 38-year-old Malcolm Harsch, another black man, was found dead on May 31 under similar circumstances
The 38-year-old was found less than fifty miles from Fuller's body. In both cases, the local authorities quickly decided the deaths as suicide and said it was not a foul. Community members and the families of the deceased are not convinced, however, and call for further investigation into the deaths.
A picture hangs on a tree that is associated with the racist history of the lynchings and in which both men were found dead near city buildings – Robert Fuller (24) near the town hall and Harsch near the public library – raises questions. Fuller's body was found in Palmdale, a white conservative area.
Many on Twitter raise questions about the curtains. See what they had to say below.
In the past two weeks, two black men have been found hanging from trees in California.
A black man was found hanging from a tree in Shady Acres near 610 and Ella in Houston today.
All three curtains decided "suicide"? It is suspicious.
Guys, we have a problem. https://t.co/fMn5aIeDBs
– DaveMonroe (@DMonroeIII), June 16, 2020
WE DON'T HANG US #BLACKLIVESMATTER
Another black man found hanging from a tree in Houston, Texas … 5. Hang, which has been classified as suicide in the past few weeks! – https://t.co/qNOJfaJsAq via @Worldstar #WSHH #WORLDSTAR
– AkaPro. (@MrAkaPro) June 16, 2020
Now in Houston … OMG! Why is a black man hanging from a tree always considered suicide? Please stay safe !!! We live in a crazy time.
According to the police, https://t.co/nPGjA2Y4Ae via @houstonchron
– Dr. Ezemenari M. Obasi (@EzemenariObasi), June 16, 2020
Joe, what's up with 3 black men hanging on trees? 2 in CA, 1 in Houston? What's happening? Https: //t.co/3zwsmPRc3E
– Lavande du Sud😷 (@LLavandedusud), June 16, 2020
We will keep you up to date with further details as they become available.