Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, June 5 newspaper on Page A2.
JACKSON — A man whose body was discovered by a creek in Jackson was said to have died by suicide, the Jackson Police Department has reported.
On Monday, May 27, at approximately 5:25 p.m., JPD officers were dispatched to location off of Beaver Pike in Jackson on a report of a dead man found by a creek. The victim was reported as a 35-year-old man from Jackson.
Officers at the scene found a man’s body hanging from a tree about 15 feet from the ground, a police report states. The body was reportedly found on property that belongs to Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier and his wife, Jackson County Corner Alice Frazier.
The body was first discovered by a pair of teenagers who were fishing at a creek that runs through the Fraziers’ farm, the report states. Upon making the discovery, they ran to the sheriff’s home to report what they saw.
The police report states Alice Frazier contacted Pike County Coroner David Kessler, along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The body was transported to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.
Reportedly, a half brother of the deceased male subject told officers that the individual has had “suicidal thoughts” in the past and had attempted suicide before. The police report didn’t state how long the body had been hanging in the tree.