( 4UMF NEWS ) Black Man Found Hanging From A Tree In Georgia:
Investigators with the GBI said the man hanging from a tree in Greene County, Ga. Monday morning was previously questioned in a homicide investigation.
A spokesperson for the Greensboro Police Department told News Radio 106.7’s Nathalie Pozo that a 43-year-old African-American man was found hanging from the tree just after 11 a.m. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Roosevelt Champion III was found dead in a brushy area behind a home in the 600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Investigators said a witness spotted the man and called authorities. Authorities said the man does not live at the house where it happened.
GBI Special Agent in Charge Joe Wooten said that an autopsy will determine the cause of death. Wooten said investigators will keep an open mind and will follow the evidence where it leads them.
Wooten confirmed that Champion was questioned during the recent death investigation of 55-year-old Carol Lewis, who was found earlier this month in a Greensboro garage apartment on South Street. He said Champion was not charged in the case and would not elaborate further on the case.
The GBI said they are searching for an orange ratchet strap. Agent Wooten says a strap was around Champion’s neck.
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