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.
2800 Netherton appears to be the suicide of a 53 yo, white male. If needed, call 314-747-7492 for information on mental health services.
— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) December 31, 2016
St Louis County Police say it appears a 53 year old, white male found hanging this morning from a tree in North County committed suicide.
— SkyFOX Helicopter (@SkyFOXSTL) December 31, 2016