Police determine body found hanging from tree was a suicide

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-North St. Louis County residents had to call police Saturday morning after spotting a body hanging from a tree near Netherton Drive and Mehl, not far from I-270 and New Halls Ferry.

While police were investigating the death, speculation on social media made suggestions it was a murder.  County police though say all signs point to the death being a suicide.

The body has been identified as Joseph Gordon, 53, of Kansas City, Missouri.