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Forty-three-year-old Roosevelt Champion III – found hanging from a tree on Monday – allegedly killed himself, according to the results of a forensic autopsy released Tuesday, reports NBC News.

Champion’s body was discovered Monday by a neighbor in Greensboro, Georgia. Police had recently questioned him about the death of a 55-year-old White woman, and his death triggered speculation of foul play, the report says.

The Huffington Post writes that Champion was hanging by a strap like those used to secure cargo on car roofs, with no visible wounds and his feet brushing the ground.

From NBC News:

But a forensic autopsy concluded that the manner of death was suicide and the cause of death was hanging, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

“After a thorough autopsy examination, there was no evidence of any inflicted trauma to Champion’s body,” the agency said.

Miranda Wright, one of Champion’s sisters, spoke to NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA and raised doubts about findings in the autopsy report, saying her brother was not suicidal.

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