Who is Robert Fuller? Palmdale Ca Black man Found Found Hanging from a Tree
Robert Fuller is a Palmdale Ca man who was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, California on the morning of Wednesday, June 10th, 2020. #JusticeforRobertFuller has been trending on twitter for the better part of Friday, June 12th as many tweeps question his death.
His sister Diamond Alexander confirmed his death on Facebook writing;
“Words can’t describe how much my family is hurting right now. Today we just got word that Robert body was found hanging in a tree out in Palmdale. ￼It’s still under investigation. If anyone seen anything please come forward. Brother, you will forever be in our heart 😘 RIP.”
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Statement
Lt. Brandon Dean of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau said Robert Fuller body was found around 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 10th, with a rope around his neck, hanging from a tree. Dean said all indicators point to suicide but that investigators are waiting for full autopsy results and information from the man’s next of kin regarding past issues with mental illness.
The City of Palmdale issued a statement on Facebook which read:
The City of Palmdale extends its sincere condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of the individual who tragically passed away in Palmdale on Wednesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
City Manager J.J. Murphy received confirmation that this unfortunate incident was a death by suicide. Sadly, it is not the first such incident since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Many people are suffering extreme mental anguish and the City wants everyone to know that help is available. There are local resources such as Mental Health America of Los Angeles, AV Vet Center, and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Also, for the past few months the City has partnered with local mental health experts to host a virtual Mental Health Town Hall every other Monday. It helps residents gain valuable tools to cope with mental health concerns and lean on the peer support of those with knowledge and experience in the field. The next session will take place Monday, June 15 at 10 am. To participate, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and note “Mental Health Town Hall” in the subject line. City staff will then provide you with the meeting information and access code.
The County of Los Angeles also has valuable mental health resources available on their website, https://dmh.lacounty.gov/
And if you, or someone you know, is experiencing anxiety, depression or needs to talk to someone immediately, call the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24-hour hotline at 1-800-854-7711, or text LA to 741741.
The City remains committed to addressing mental health issues during these difficult times. We are in this together.
Robert Fuller Go Fund Me
His sister, Diamond Alexander has set up a Go Fund Me aimed at covering funeral expenses. As at the time of writing this article. the page has raised more than $11,000.
The fundraiser page reads: “Words can’t describe how my family is feeling. We grew up there in the Antelope Valley, we have so many friends, families that loved Robert. Please help with whatever you can. We greatly appreciate everyone. Thank you for standing with us during this difficult time.”