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Young Black Man Found Hanging from a Tree in Front Palmdale City Hall
By Betti Halsell Contributing Writer
Published June 12, 2020

L.A. County Sheriff Department Believes it be a Suspected Suicide.

Robert Fuller, victim found in front of Palmdale City Hall. (File Photo)

A 24-year African American man was found hung in Palmdale; recent reports identified the individual as Robert Fuller. He was found by a pedestrian walking near Palmdale City Hall around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10. According to Palmdale Sheriff Lt. Brandon Dean, “From initial investigation of the scene and everything we’ve recovered, all signs right now lead us to believe this was a suicide,” Before the autopsy has been concluded, there are reports of the case being a self-inflicted incident.

As the investigation continues, the Palmdale City Manager J.J. Murphy spoke about the incident. The city manager echoed what the Palmdale Sheriff department declared, Murphy stated that there were no signs of a fight or a struggle; the Coroners office is still proceeding with an autopsy. However  local news already labeled the incident as a  “suspected Suicide.”

The Mayor of Palmdale Steve Hofbauer admitted the news surrounding this should have been “worded better” In regards to cameras, Mayor Hofbauer stated the surveillance around that area are low-resolution that follow traffic in real time, indicating they don’t record.

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Palmdale has a track record of neo-Nazi gang relations and activity within the city, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will hold a virtual town hall meeting to address community concerns on June 15. A further investigation is being demanded, community members have been outraged behind the knowledge of this news and how it’s being handled by local government.

Speculators believe that the incident is staged as more than a statement rather than the aftermath of a mental health issue. The story is still unraveling with new information with results are still coming in, there is a call for anyone to come forth with any evidence or information.

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