Robert Fuller, a 20 year old black man was found with a rope around his neck, hanging from a tree in Poncitlan Square in Palmdale California on Wednesday.. Lieutenant Brandon Dean from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Homicide unit reported that all indicators point at suicide, however, investigators will not confirm until they gather information from Fuller’s family regarding his mental health, and an autopsy report is completed.
On Thursday, Palmdale City authorities made a statement, “sincere condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of the individual who tragically passed away in Palmdale… Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Sadly, it is not the first such incident since the COVID-19 pandemic began,” officials also added.
But suspicions are circulating over the incident and the hashtag #JusticeForRobertFuller is beginning to trend on social media. A GoFundMe has been established by his sister who said “Words can’t describe how my family is feeling. We grew up there in the Antelope Valley, we have so many friends, families that loved Robert. Please help with whatever you can. We greatly appreciate everyone. Thank you for standing with us during this difficult time.”
#WhatISaid-It’s not everyday that you find a black man hanging from a tree near a City Hall in California! Whatever the circumstances are, this is horriffic & our condolences to the family.
— LySandra Vuong @ COVENANT (@explodikid) June 12, 2020