Burning body found hanging from tree in Griffith Park

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The body of a woman who apparently took her own life was found burning and hanging from a tree in Griffith Park today, authorities said.

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Firefighters were sent to the area near the park's Merry Go Round at about 12:30 p.m., according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The body was that of a woman, Stewart said. Information on her age and identity was not immediately available, though the woman's body was on fire at the time of the discovery, Stewart said.

The death has been classified as an apparent suicide, pending the results of a coroner's investigation, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, you can contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also call or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

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