The family of Robert Fuller and the public are demanding answers after he was found hanging from a tree last week in Palmdale, California.
Reported on Daily Mail, The FBI’s civil rights division and the attorney general’s office will oversee the investigation. Authorities first ruled 28-year-old Fuller’s death a suicide but some people believe it was a homicide. There was no sign of a struggle, and there wasn’t any chair or prop at the scene. The only “evidence” found at the crime scene was a rope, Fuller’s cell phone, his backpack, and what was in his pockets.
A full autopsy and investigation are underway. Capt. Kent Wegener reportedly said the tree Fuller had been found hanging from was “very easily climbable and the rope had been secured by someone in the tree, not from the ground.”
10 days prior, another black man was found hanging from a tree. Malcolm Harsch, 38 in Victorville, California. His family said he wasn’t a depressed person and fear that authorities will dub it as a suicide ruling, but it’s also being investigated.
Authorities are seeing if there are any connections between the two cases.