A woman was found hanging from a tree in Prospect Park early this morning. According to police, they received a 911 call about the incident around 6:45 a.m. Sunday morning. The body of the 27-year-old woman was found near the corner of West Drive and Prospect Park West, close to the park's picnic house.
A witness told the News that her husband was in the park around 4:30 a.m. and "heard a big crash" sometime a little later. The woman's husband said that another person who was in the park at the time came running toward the picnic tables yelling, "There's a body!"
The NYPD says that no criminality is suspected, and the death is believed to be a suicide.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.