A dead body was found hanging from a tree in Riverside Park this evening, between 115th and 116th. An NYPD officer on the scene told Bwog that the body belongs to a man in his thirties who is unaffiliated with Columbia.

A person passing through the park noticed the body and alerted the police around 7:45 pm. The incident is being treated as a suicide. We’re told that Public Safety stopped by earlier but will take no further action, since the person has no affiliation with Columbia. Only the NYPD will handle the case.

We extend our condolences to the victim’s friends and family, and ask that commenters use the space respectfully.