Officials: Roosevelt Champion III Committed Suicide
A Georgia man found hanging from a tree on Monday committed suicide, according to results of a forensic autopsy released on Tuesday.
The body of Roosevelt Champion III, 43, was discovered by a neighbor in the town of Greensboro. Champion had recently been questioned in connection to the death of a white woman, and his death triggered thoughts of foul play.
But a forensic autopsy concluded that the manner of death was suicide and the cause of death was hanging.
“After a thorough autopsy examination, there was no evidence of any inflicted trauma to Champion’s body,” the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
Champion’s sister told NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA that she wasn’t satisfied with the agency’s conclusion.
“I’m angry, I’m angry because I don’t have answers,” Miranda Wright told the station. “He do a lot of things but he wouldn’t have harmed himself, I doubt it.”
Champion’s family said he was “always happy” and didn’t deserve to die like that.