KEY POINTS

  • Police found a dead body hanging from a tree in Central Park early Sunday
  • Police sources believe that the man who hanged himself was in his 40s and was homeless
  • Two other bodies were also discovered in the premises of Central Park last year

A lifeless body of man was found hanging from a tree by authorities in Central Park early Sunday.

The NYPD pulled down the body inside the famed park near East 74th Street and Fifth Avenue around 6:30 a.m., said the New York Daily News.

Police sources believe that the man, who was in his 40s and was homeless, had committed suicide.

Central Park bathed in sunlight People lie on fall leaves that have fallen to the ground in the midafternoon sun in Central Park in the Manhattan borough of New York, Oct. 20, 2015. Arctic Oscillation may be responsible for unseasonably warm December weather. Photo: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

They further detailed that he was wearing a black sweatshirt, sneakers and jeans, according to the New York Post, citing a statement from the police who responded to the scene.

Stacey Feldman told the outlet that she even saw the rope alongside police who placed the man inside a body bag.

Information on who discovered the body and how long it had been hanging in Central Park were not immediately released.

In August, 2019, police also found a dead body near the Park's Lasker Pool in East 106th Street.

Harlan Bengel, an actor known for his role in “Phantom of the Opera” and “War Horse” in Broadway, also found hanging from the Winterdale Arch near Central Park and East 82nd Street in May of last year.

The 45-year-old Bengel had a plastic bag over his head and a note “to call a specific person at a given number.”