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Burning body found in tree at Los Angeles' popular Griffith Park

“There are no indicators of foul play,” officials said Tuesday.
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LOS ANGELES — A body found burning and hanging from a tree in a popular park Tuesday is believed to be a suicide, authorities said.

The body was reported about 12:30 p.m. northeast of Griffith Observatory, near a merry-go-round and the Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles police said.

“There are no indicators of foul play,” LAPD Detective Michael Ventura said, adding there was nothing to suggest that someone committed an act against their will.

The person had not been identified Tuesday afternoon, and notification to the next of kin will be pending, he said.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network, previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit for additional resources.