No foul play is suspected after a woman was found hanging from a tree near Walmart in College Park, Ga., southwest of Atlanta.

Channel 2 Action News is investigating after the woman was found hanging from a tree just before 6 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Old National Highway and Flat Shoals Roads.

WSB-TV reporter Rikki Klaus described the scene as a "person's body attached to a tree."

"BREAKING—This is truly disturbing. A Channel 2 photographer first on the scene saw a person’s body attached to a tree at a South Fulton Walmart parking lot. The medical examiner’s office is here."

The reporter spoke to a police officer who would neither confirmed or deny a suicide.

"We finally got ahold of the police spokeswoman after calling through the early morning hours, emailing," Rikki Klaus of WSB tweeted. "She said officers came out and found a woman hanging. She wouldn’t confirm whether it was a suicide when we asked but said there is NO foul play."

A recent double murder of 2 black men by four white people in Oklahoma was incorrectly reported as a "lynching" in a viral post on social media.

The men -- Alize Ramon Smith and Jarron Keonte Moreland -- were in fact shot and dismembered before their bodies were dumped in a pond in April. Three white men and a woman are in police custody for that crime.

  • Kanyade

    Mercy! :(

  • tia

    wow.... :(

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Well, common sense would dictate that if there isn't any foul play suspected, that they think she committed suicide. I mean you can't have murder without foul play. Right?

    So she just climbed up in the tree and hung herself...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    A recent double murder of 2 black men by four white people in Oklahoma was incorrectly reported as a “lynching” in a viral post on social media.
    Lynch- to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal approval or permission. Lynching does not just mean hanging. Mob-: a criminal set. If four people shot, killed, dismembered, and subsequently buried two black men in a pond, I can see how someone would think the phrase "lynching" was appropriate.

    I mean if we are using the terms as they are defined by the dictionary...

  • goat

    lynch- to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal approval or permission
    lynching- also known as Lynch law, an extrajudicial execution carried out by a mob, often by hanging or other ways of execution

    Looks like it was reported right, those 2 black men were lynched.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    99.99% certainty that it's a suicide, even if the police wont call it that yet.

    Sad that a person feels so hopeless that suicide seems like the best solution. RIP.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well it could be a lynching, or could just be an ordinary murder. In this particular incident, it was a Craigslist exchange gone wrong, so it could have been either a straight robbery, or a dispute that ended in murder. Not every murder is a "lynching" just because it involves black people being killed by whites.

  • goat

    This is AmeriKKKa my G. Country was built on this sh1t.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    That intersection is way too busy for someone not to have seen something

  • Roderick2011

    This is a bizarre way to commit suicide or to kill someone.

    Why did someone want this death to be so public. To whom was someone trying to send a message?

  • LurkerGuest

    Yes it is...even at 3:30 in the AM

  • LurkerGuest

    So this is the 2nd body "hanging" in less than a month, in a public place, by a "black" PoC...and no foul play? Hmm...? what makes this sad is that ppl personally move to Atl as a safe place in the south, because its always been "too busy for hate."

  • Quitedeliteful

    A recent double murder of 2 black men by four white people in Oklahoma was incorrectly reported as a “lynching” in a viral post
    Sounds like an old-fashioned lynching to me...

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil



    How did this happen?That area is heavily congested. Somebody had to see something!

  • Ajavee

    Good questions;-(

  • Ajavee

    I am heart broken by this such a travesty.

  • king shun

    is it a lynching when a black man rapes and kills a white woman..or when blacks do a home invasion on other blacks or whites and kill off the whole household

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  • goat

    Nah, because they weren't killed because they're white. I'd imagine if the men weren't black they wouldn't have been chopped up and thrown into a fcuking lake. Anymore questions???

  • king shun

    well me working with criminals for years black men do target white for robberies because the are perceived as having more money and being defenseless

  • Ms.Devereaux


  • Alicia.Ashe

    Shut up

  • Dun Dilly

    No ONE self hangs themselves from trees.

  • king shun


  • goat

    You :"black men do target white for robberies"

    Me:"Nah, because they weren't killed because they're white."

    You see the difference yet??

  • Alextra Ballard

    I never thought about that. I worked in a mental facility for over 5 years..throughout my years there I have witnessed two hangings. One hung himself from the ceiling in a bathroom and one from a shower rod a year later. One thing we were taught is to always cut above the knot. That's were all your forensic elements lye. Out of all the places one could have hung themselves like you stated why a tree.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    gerund or present participle: lynching; noun: lynching
    (of a mob) kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial.
    synonyms:execute illegally, hang, kill;
    informalstring up "he was lynched by the mob"

    Shut up idiot

  • king shun

    they are also killed during those robberies dont be an idiot

  • goat

    Because for being a victim/witness not because they were white. Lets not be an idiot.

  • ~Miss Annji~ ???

    Wow I live near there

  • Anunnaki

    Old nat, and flatshoals .....collypark. nahh, someone saw something. Folks walk all night and morning in that area...

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Wait, doesn't Wal-Mart have cameras outside?

  • Ozad

    Bullshit..there has been a little too much "suicides" by hanging for me not to be skeptical especially in this overtly racist Trump culture.

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Omg!! I used to live in CP. They just found a Black man hanging from a bridge near downtown ATL a couple of weeks ago. This was right after that Klan rally in Newnan.Bothvof these cases are being called acts of suicide. I'm not buying it. Prayers going out to the families of the victims. Please stay safe people.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Why is your white ass here?

  • Conscience

    Georgia white boys are so cowardly.

  • Applebootay

    Was she black? confirm that then I'll assess rather it not it sounds like murder by lynching or suicide..

  • Applebootay

    Stonemountain Georgia is one the racist place in the ATL........issa pass for me....(all these chi town kneegros migrating to ATL) I;ll stay right here in my segregated Chicago.

  • Applebootay

    Not really tho.

  • Roderick2011

    What do you mean?

    Why not hang yourself inside your house?

  • Erica Dawn Addakay

    That's some real biased journalism to write that crap in an article!