Authorities in New York say a witness found a body hanging from a tree in a children’s playground this week.
According to the New York Post, the Bronx resident made the discovery at the local playground at about 7:35 a.m. on Friday.
Law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to French Charley’s Playground near the intersection of East 204th Street and Webster Avenue a short time after the witness called 911 to report the incident.
As of the latest reports available, the man’s identity had not been released publicly pending the notification of his next of kin. Police say the body is that of a 37-year-old man.
He was reportedly found with all of his clothes on and officials say they did not find any apparent signs of physical trauma to his body. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.
French Charley’s Playground dates back to the 19th century and is named for the proprietor of a French restaurant in the area, according to the New York City Parks Department. Charley Mangin’s eatery was commonly known as “French Charley’s” and shut its doors in the late 1800s. Shortly thereafter, a picnic area and ball field was erected and became known as French Charley’s Field.
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