Memphis Man Found Hanging From Tree

Posted: November 20, 2009 in Memphis
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The neighbor of 40-year-old Rodney Thompson found Thompson, dead, hanging from a tree at a home in the 4100 block of Cohassett on November 18, 2009. The man says he called police and cut Thompson down from the tree. According to Thompson’s sister Sharon Johnson, police initially said the death was a suicide, but, Investigators returned to the house on Thursday morning and said Thompson had been shot.

His sister Sharon Johnson believes someone had her brother killed. She stated, “We seen the blood in the house and we knew. (It) looked like it was cleaned up. There were spots everywhere and we seen the bloody pistol. There was blood on the pistol under the mattress.” Police found a suicide note which expressed how Thompson wanted his assets divided. Family members were told, Rodney maybe he shot himself in the head, then he went outside and hung himself? O…..K!

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