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Memphis police investigating hanging death

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Memphis police say neighbors in Southeast Memphis found a man hanging from a tree in his backyard. 

A chair was found next to the tree, and police initially called Rodney Thompson's death a suicide. But police later said foul play could be involved.

A source told Action News 5 that Thompson may have been shot in the back of the head.

Neighbors on Cohasset Cove cut him down from the tree before investigators arrived.

Police are revealing few other details about Thompson's death, only saying the investigation is ongoing.         
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