Robert Fuller Wiki – Biography
Robert Fuller, was a Black man found hanging from a tree earlier this week in Palmdale, California. Around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, a person driving noticed Fuller’s body hanging from a tree near the Palmdale City Hall, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.
Representatives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and announced his death.
Sheriff officials said in a statement Friday that, while the homicide bureau is conducting an investigation, it appears Fuller died by suicide.
A full autopsy is planned for the immediate future.
Robert Fuller Age
Robert Fuller was 24 years old.
Fuller’s sister, Diamond Alexander, took to Facebook urging anyone with additional information to “please come forward.”
“My little brother died here alone,” she wrote. “This s—t hurts, please keep us in prayers. Words can’t describe how my family is feeling,” Alexander wrote. “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.”
Go Fund Me
Alexander created a Go Fund Me page to help pay for her brother’s memorial.
More than 5,000 people have donated roughly $120,000 so far.
Community members challenged city officials at a news conference on Friday, questioning why they were so quick to dub Fuller’s death as a suicide — officials previously claimed his death marked the city’s 15th alleged suicide this year.
Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer acknowledged that “we should have stated it better” when alluding to suicide, using the word “alleged” instead.
When residents asked if there were any park-cameras to document the fateful incident, the city said there were none. An online petition calling for a “thorough” and “transparent” investigation is also gaining momentum online. More than 53,000 people have signed the Change.org petition, including celebrities like Kim Kardashian.
Robert Fuller was found dead June 10, 2020, hanging from a tree outside City Hall Palmdale. Sign this petition to demand for a thorough and proper investigation #JusticeforRobertFuller https://t.co/czUqCrmE8m
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 12, 2020
Palmdale officials acknowledged the public’s concern in an updated statement on Friday, saying it was on the same page.
“We are all grieving the loss of this young man and our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time,” the mayor said on Facebook. “We also understand the community’s call for a full investigation into this death, and we are asking the same.”
“We will fully cooperate with the Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County’s Coroner’s Offices, and any and all investigative agencies looking into the matter,” he continued. “We are awaiting all available details surrounding this tragedy. In addition, we are working with local community leaders to increase the dialogue on how we can best work together and build a safer and more inclusive community.”
County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is slated to host a virtual town hall on June 15 at 2 p.m. to address “community concerns.”
To register for this FREE event, visit: https://t.co/wyQakp1v2z
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— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) June 12, 2020