Foul play NOT suspect in death of Brion Watts - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Foul play NOT suspected in death of man found hanging in tree


Akron police now say the death of a male found hanging in a tree on the south side of the city Saturday evening, is not suspicious.

The victim has been id'd by the Summit County Medical Examiner as Brion Watts, 37, of Akron. The exact cause of death is still pending.

Watts's body was found around 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening in the 800 block of Jonathan Avenue in a wooded area.

Witnesses say the man's hands were bound in front of him and there were bruises around his abdomen.

"It may appear that he had been there maybe less that 24 hours or so, he just wasn't quite decomposed yet," said Tom Robinson, a neighbor.

"I just seen a silhouette so as I came through I seen a little kid hanging and all police chased me out, they made me leave," Tim O'Dell said.

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