Robert Fuller, a 23-year-old Black man, was found hanging from a tree next to city hall and officials are calling it a suicide.
The world is outraged after the death of Robert Fuller, a 23-year-old man whose body was found hanging from a tree next to city hall in Palmdale, California.
His body was discovered early this morning and Lt. Brandon Dean of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau is noting that the circumstances surrounding his passing point to suicide. The public isn't that easily convinced though.
All across social media, people are calling for an independent autopsy to be performed as a large number of folks believe this to be a lynching.
Fuller's older sister, Diamond Alexander, spoke about his death on Facebook.
"Words can’t describe how much my family is hurting right now," she wrote. "Today we just got word that Robert body was found hanging in a tree out in Palmdale. ï¿¼It’s still under investigation. If anyone seen anything please come forward. Brother you will forever be in our heart. RIP."
There have been no reports of a suicide note left or anything else that would point to this being a suicide.
The city of Palmdale is urging residents to take care of their mental health following this incident.
"The City of Palmdale extends its sincere condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of the individual who tragically passed away in Palmdale on Wednesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with them," wrote the city's official Facebook page. "City Manager J.J. Murphy received confirmation that this unfortunate incident was a death by suicide. Sadly, it is not the first such incident since the COVID-19 pandemic began."
Rest in peace, Robert Fuller. Say his name.