Body Found Hanging in Riverside Park Near Columbia University

By Emily Frost on July 9, 2012 11:16am 

A body was found hanging from a tree Sunday night. Police have no identified the man yet, but said no criminality was suspected.
A body was found hanging from a tree Sunday night. Police have no identified the man yet, but said no criminality was suspected.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — A body was found hanging from a tree in Riverside Park between 115th and 116th Street Sunday evening, according to the NYPD.

NYPD said the man's death was being investigated as a suicide and that no criminality was suspected. Police have not yet released the identity of the man.

Police told the Columbia University blog Bwog.com that a passerby noticed the body hanging and called the police around 7:45 p.m.

The man was believed to be in his 30s and is unaffiliated with Columbia University, Bwog reported. The university did not immediately respond to calls for comment.

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