Transcript for Mysterious hanging death investigated
We turn next tonight to the FBI now joining the investigation in L.A. County into the death of a black man found hanging from a tree. His family has said they do not believe it was a suicide. And authorities are now looking at a second case, a second scene, 50 miles away. Here's Matt Gutman. Reporter: After days of protests -- What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now! Reporter: -- Authorities tonight are looking into the mysterious hanging death of 24-year-old Robert fuller. The initial reports appeared to be consistent with a suicide, but we felt it prudent to roll that back and continue to look deeper. Reporter: First responders found him hanging by a rope around 3:30 A.M. On June 10th in the central square of Palmdale, California. There was nothing else found at the scene other than the rope, which was used to hang the victim, and the contents of his pocket, as well as a backpack that he was wearing. Reporter: Firefighters took his body down and then called police. The body was laying right here. Laying down across this way. Reporter: So half on the white brick and half -- Right. Reporter: On the floor here. Investigators initially called it an apparent suicide. Fuller's family rejecting that assessment as protesters gathered at city hall and the sheriff's office demanding justice. My brother was not suicidal. Reporter: And now authorities saying they'll reach out to police in nearby Victorville where another black man was found hanging from a tree. His death ruled an apparent suicide, but an vest game is ongoing. And David, we learned that the attorney general's office of California will monitor the investigation, and the FBI says it could send in agents if it is determined that Robert fuller was murdered but want to know if it was racially motivated. David? Matt Gutman, thank you. And now to the newly
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