Orlando Police Say Nevan Baker Dedicated Suicide By Hanging, However His Household Believes Foul Play Led To His Demise


Nevan Baker was reportedly pronounced lifeless on October 5 after he was discovered hanging from a tree in an Orlando, Florida park, in keeping with his police stories. Each the Orlando Police Division and the health worker dominated the reason for demise to be suicide. Baker’s household, nonetheless, is arguing that sure particulars don’t make sense and are actually calling for a extra thorough investigation.

The household has requested civil rights lawyer Ben Crump to see by the efforts after the Orlando Police Division advised the Orlando Sentinel that they’ve “exhausted all leads” within the case and located no proof of foul play.

One of many findings which have the household questions is whether or not the 22-year previous’s palms had been tied behind his again. The Orlando PD’s report nonetheless mentions nothing about Baker’s palms when the three officers minimize him down from the tree. The case report states that the officers shortly tried to “render help.” After not feeling a pulse, they pronounced him lifeless at 3:56 a.m.

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Crump additionally talked about that a few of Baker’s enamel had been lacking and his face was bruised. Now with the efforts behind #JusticeForNevan, Crump and Baker’s household hope the added stress will convey them nearer to the reality.

“We’re not going to let this go,” stated Sharhonda James to the Orlando Sentinel, She is Baker’s mom and doesn’t consider her son killed himself. As an alternative, she feels that the accidents to her son’s face point out one thing else will need to have occurred. “The neighborhood will not be going to let this go.” 

Baker’s physique was found at round 3:30 a.m. at Barker Park on October 5. A witness reportedly advised police he was out strolling his canine when he broke unfastened. As the person chased his canine he realized he was barking at one thing within the park. When he caught up the person discovered his pet barking at a physique that was hanging from a rope. Initially, the person says he didn’t assume it was actual.

The witness took his canine to a close-by house the place his ex-girlfriend was staying and grabbed a flashlight and a telephone. She returned to the scene with him and noticed Baker’s physique hanging. They alerted police and waited for officers to reach to be able to present them his physique.