Investigation ongoing into possible suicide
24-year-old found dead, hanging from tree
BARSTOW • Authorities are still Investigating the death of a young man who apparently hung himself from a tree inside a mobile home park on West Main Street.
An individual reported the incident Wednesday to Barstow Police at approximately 5:16 a.m., according to a police news release.
Officers and Barstow Fire Protection District personnel arrived to the mobile home park at 1525 West Main St., behind Plata’s restaurant, and found the 24-year-old not breathing, authorities said.
After BFPD personnel confirmed he was dead, the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office was notified, authorities said.
The official cause of death is pending autopsy results, Sandy Fatland, Coroner’s office spokeswoman, confirmed by phone Thursday.
The identity of the man will not be revealed until next of kin are notified.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Officer Rudy Perez at 760-256-2211. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.
Shea Johnson may be reached at (760) 256-4126 or at SJohnson@DesertDispatch.com.