The Texas police discovered a black male teenager hanging from a tree in a parking lot beside a local school. At least 3 other people from the black community had also been found, weeks prior to this case.
The HCSOTexas's (Harris County Sheriff's Office) tweeted:
“Deputies were called to the parking area of a school in the 6600 block of Rosebrook, where a teenage black male was found deceased. Based on security video, witnesses and other evidence, preliminary indications are the male hanged himself. #hounews“
“There are currently no signs of foul play. Cause of death is pending autopsy. #hounews.”
Stefanie Okolie from KTRK-TV reported the incident on Twitter:
“Sources tell me the 17 year old black boy found hanging from a tree outside of Ehrhardt elementary school was a student at Klein High school most recently. There was a thorough investigation that included video review, and speaking to family. There is no foul play suspected.”
Okolie also revealed that several people questioned the viability of such “witnesses.”
“Many have questioned the ‘witness' aspect of this,” she wrote. “Witness does not mean they witnessed the individual dying. Witness is also whoever was there to see the individual afterwards and called police.”
Are the deaths connected?
In Victorville, California, in May, another black man (38 years of age) was found hanging in a tree. According to the sources, the black man's family members don't consider suicide despite the authorities stating that “no foul play” was involved in the black man's death.
In New York City, another black man in the name of Dominique Alexander (27 years of age) was hanging from a tree with a rope constricting his neck on Cloister Path in Fort Tryon Park around 6 a.m. on June 9 in Upper Manhattan, the authorities reported.
In Palmdale, another black man in the name of Robert Fuller (24 years of age) was discovered hanging from a tree, the California attorney general and the F.B.I is monitoring the death of the young man. On June 10, Robert Fuller was discovered hanging from a tree beside the city hall.