Video: Eritrean Man Found Hanging Dead From a Tree Identified

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Man Found Hanging From Tree Off Lake Shore Drive Identified

www.nbcchicago.com | November 18, 2015

Around 7:50 a.m., authorities were called to the 5100 block of North Lake Shore Drive on reports of a body that was seen in a fielded area near Foster Avenue in Edgewater

A man who was found dead hanging from a tree off Lake Shore Drive Monday during rush hour has been identified.

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the man as Abdela M. Hagaito, 42, of the 6000 block of North Kenmore Avenue. The hanged man is an immigrant from Eritrea, a father to two young daughters and an alum of Eritrea’s Asmara University.

Around 7:50 a.m., authorities were called to the 5100 block of North Lake Shore Drive on reports of a body that was seen in a fielded area near Foster Avenue in Edgewater, police said.

A preliminary investigation shows the death appeared to be a suicide, police said.

Area North detectives have launched a non-criminal investigation into the incident.
No further information has been released. 

This story is developing, check back for details.


SUICIDE PREVENTION: The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Man-Found-Hanging-From-Tree-Off-Lake-Shore-Drive-Police-350604051.html

 

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Chicago Man Hanged From Tree While Commuters Sped By

www.nydailynews.com | November 18, 2015

A Chicago man was found hanged from a tree in a park while unsuspecting commuters and joggers sped by.

The man, whom Chicago police identified as 42-year-old Abdela Hagaito, was seen swinging from a tree off of Lake Shore Drive, a main highway in the Windy City, by a woman on her morning commute.

“I saw what looked like a big man hanging from a tree,” Linda Ewen, a caseworker for Chicago’s Department of Human Services told the Chicago Tribune. “I kind of did a double-take, like what the heck, you know?”

Chicago police are investigating the death as a possible suicide but had not determined whether there was any criminal intent as of Monday evening, according to NBC News Chicago.

The hanged man is an immigrant from Eritrea, a father to two young daughters and an alum of Eritrea’s Asmara University.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/chicago-man-hanged-tree-commuters-sped-article-1.2437734 

Eritrean Man Found Hanging Dead From a Tree Identified