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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles authorities launched a death investigation after a man was found hanging from a tree early Thursday in a neighborhood in the southern part of the city, multiple media outlets reported.

Update 4:30 p.m. ET April 1: The Los Angeles Police Department has ruled the unidentified 55-year-old Latino man’s death a suicide following a preliminary investigation, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“There was no foul play,” LAPD Officer William Cooper, a spokesperson for the department, told the newspaper.

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A full examination that could take several weeks to complete will be conducted by the coroner, but the county’s Medical Examiner-Coroner Department determined the death was a suicide, Cooper said.

Original report: The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to KCAL that the discovery was made at around 4:20 a.m. in the Exposition Park neighborhood.

The victim’s identity has not been released, and authorities have not yet determined if the death is a homicide or suicide, the TV station reported.

A news photographer at the scene told KABC that the man was found hanging with his hands bound in front, but police have not confirmed the report.

Check back for updates to this developing story.