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GA Man Found Hanging From Tree

A 43-year-old Black man was found hanging from a tree Monday morning, NBC News reports.

Roosevelt Champion III was discovered by a neighbor who called 911 after finding his body behind a house on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Greensboro, Georgia.

Local and state investigators said there was nothing to immediately suggest foul play. Champion had recently been questioned in connection with the death of a white woman. No charges were filed against him.

His body was suspended by tie-down strap similar to that used to secure cargo on the roofs of vehicles. His feet were scraping the ground and his knees were slightly buckled, but there were no visible wounds on Champion’s body, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Joe Wooten who is leading the investigation.

Wooten said it’s too early to determine the formal cause of death. An autopsy is pending.

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