Kim Kardashian is among a growing list of celebrities calling for an investigation into the death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California park.
Per NBC News, authorities with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department state that the body of 24-year-old Robert Fuller was discovered by a passerby in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 10 near Palmdale City Hall. Authorities have described the case as a possible suicide, though members of Fuller’s family cast doubt on their initial findings.
« He was hanging from a tree, » county sheriff’s Capt. Ronald Schaffer said at a Friday, June 12 press conference. « Personnel from the adjacent fire station responded and determined that he had passed. Although the investigation is ongoing, it appears that Mr. Fuller has tragically died by suicide. »
According to NBC News, officials have conducted two autopsies, both of which they claim point to suicide as Fuller’s manner of death. A spokesperson with the Sheriff’s Department confirms to E! News that the matter is still being investigated.
Dozens of demonstrators gathered Friday near the scene of Fuller’s death as the hashtag #JusticeForRobertFuller began trending online.