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US Black teenager found dead by hanging outside Texas school

22:50  17 june  2020
22:50  17 june  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

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A black teenager was found dead by hanging in a tree outside a school in suburban Houston late Tuesday, authorities said.

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found the teen’s body in the parking lot of Ehrhardt Elementary School in Spring, Texas. © Google Maps The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found the teen’s body in the parking lot of Ehrhardt Elementary School in Spring, Texas.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the teen’s body was discovered in the parking lot of Ehrhardt Elementary School in Spring, Texas.

“Based on security video, witnesses and other evidence, preliminary indications are the male hanged himself,” the sheriff’s office said on social media. “There are currently no signs of foul play.”

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The official cause of death is pending an autopsy, officials said.

News of the teen’s tragic death comes after two black men were found hanged in trees in California in recent weeks, 45 miles apart.

Robert Fuller, 24, was discovered dead in a tree in Palmdale last week in an incident that sparked demonstrations over the weekend calling for a full investigation.

Officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday that the investigation will be monitored by the California Attorney General and the FBI.

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The county coroner’s office initially said the death appeared to be a suicide.

The hashtag #JusticeforRobertFuller began trending on Twitter, with some suggesting Fuller’s death may have been a lynching.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Kent Wegener said Monday the department’s homicide bureau is undertaking a full probe of Fuller’s death.

“Initially we are going to do forensics on the rope that was involved – physical analysis and tests of serology nature by our crime lab. We’ll also dissect the involved knot structure,” Wegener said.

Black man Malcolm Harsch, 38, was found dead, hanging from a tree May 31 in Victorville, Calif.

San Bernardino County officials have said foul play is not suspected in Harsch’s death but the cause and manner of death are under investigation.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1800-273-TALK (8255), text "help" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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