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Police ID body found in tree, rule death a suicide

City police have identified a body found hanging from a tree in Telecom Park on Wednesday as 24-year-old Damien Johnson of North Tampa.

Johnson's death has been ruled a suicide, said Deputy Police Chief Patricia Powers. His last known address was 2225 131st St. He didn't have close relatives in the area, she said.

A Leslie Controls employee on his way to lunch saw Johnson in the woods across from Verizon's product development facility, police said. As he returned just before noon, he stopped to investigate and saw Johnson hanging from a tree, his feet dangling about 6 feet above the ground.

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