The families of two Southern California black men, who were recently found hanging from trees, are challenging theories of suicide and demanding the authorities investigate their deaths further.
Authorities have said that 24-year-old Robert L. Fuller died by suicide, but the family doesn’t believe it. The family of 38-year-old Malcolm Harsch fears that his death, too, will be called a suicide.
Harsch was found on the morning of May 31st next to a Victorville homeless encampment. According to a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner’s Department, there were no signs of foul play, but the investigation is continuing.
Harsch’s family was told that an autopsy has been done, but were not told the cause of death. Harsch’s sister, Harmonie, said, “We are really just trying to get more answers as to what happened. My brother was so loving, not only to his family but even strangers. It is not like him.”
Fuller’s body was found hanging from a tree early Wednesday morning in Palmdale. Although the probe into his death is continuing, authorities said in a news release that he “tragically, committed suicide.” Authorities said his autopsy hasn’t been completed. (The New York Times)
- Both of these cases seem suspicious.
- Victorville is about 50 miles from Palmdale.
- Wonder whether there is any video footage so we can see what really happened?
- That these incidents are happening any time in history is tragic. That they’re happening in 2020 in unreal.
- Maybe it is a coincidence and they both did commit suicide.