Body found hanging from tree in Aston...

Body found hanging from tree in Aston Park

There are 76 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jul 26, 2008, titled Body found hanging from tree in Aston Park. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Clarke Morrison * [email protected] * published July 26, 2008 11:54 am Comments on Topix forums : ASHEVILLE The body of a woman was found hanging from a tree this morning in Aston Park, Asheville ...

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#1 Jul 26, 2008
How sad to feel so hopeless with your life that you feel your only choice is to end your life. I hate that people's life problems weigh them down so much. My sympathy.
Alice

Denver, NC

#2 Jul 26, 2008
Wow, how horrifying and sad. So sorry for those who knew her.
neighbor

Waynesville, NC

#3 Jul 26, 2008
It's not hard to imagine a desperate and hopeless woman in the vicinity of Aston Park. Poor thing...

Since: Feb 07

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#4 Jul 26, 2008
I hope they don't just rule suicide because of who she was. Pretty easy to set that up to look like a suicide. Did she leave a note?
fran

AOL

#5 Jul 26, 2008
last year around this time a woman was chopped up and thrown in the river,......makes you think

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#6 Jul 26, 2008
fran wrote:
last year around this time a woman was chopped up and thrown in the river,......makes you think
Yeah it does. As a woman hanging wouldn't be my choice for going out...

“PO'd Puddy Cat”

Since: Jan 08

Asheville NC

#8 Jul 26, 2008
Free wrote:
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Yeah it does. As a woman hanging wouldn't be my choice for going out...
No, according to statistics, women usually choose a less violent method, usually an overdose. So very sad.

“Report and Deport1866-DHS-2 ICE”

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#9 Jul 26, 2008
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No, according to statistics, women usually choose a less violent method, usually an overdose. So very sad.
No, that's a mans way out. A woman will OD or slit her wrists--altho I think OD is the way of most women who wish to go on outta here.

This is sad and the area of which the woman was found leaves alot to speculation.

I hope she is at rest now.

Carolina--got the old bugger---hook line and sinker--will call ya later. Gotta run...hugggs
fran

AOL

#10 Jul 26, 2008
i thought it was odd,a woman hanging herself. usually what a man does
mrsham

Maxton, NC

#11 Jul 26, 2008
How tall was the tree? How did she even get up there by herself to hang the rope, then hang herself without any one seeing her? This seems a little odd to me considering that park is filled with drunks, homeless people, and drug users. So my question really is--Why in God's name would they call it a suicide? Is this just a tactic to stall the neighborhood so they will feel better about the situation. The truth of the matter is it happened in an open area that contains alot of activity. I just pray that they will find the person who did it.
Yep

Asheville, NC

#12 Jul 26, 2008
fran wrote:
i thought it was odd,a woman hanging herself. usually what a man does
maybe she identified as male. it IS asheville you know...

'people always hanging around Aston Park'... cold.
its a PARK.
BisonBreath

Weaverville, NC

#13 Jul 26, 2008
I was listening to the police scanner this morning, and the report was a DOA in the GAZEBO.

Since: Oct 07

Asheville, NC

#14 Jul 26, 2008
mrsham wrote:
How tall was the tree? How did she even get up there by herself to hang the rope, then hang herself without any one seeing her? This seems a little odd to me considering that park is filled with drunks, homeless people, and drug users. So my question really is--Why in God's name would they call it a suicide? Is this just a tactic to stall the neighborhood so they will feel better about the situation. The truth of the matter is it happened in an open area that contains alot of activity. I just pray that they will find the person who did it.
It is dark at night...crack heads tend to avoid calling the police to report suspicious activity. Crack heads also tend to not be of the highest moral character. Negotiation and counseling are also not their forte.

Have you ever climbed a tree as a child? I know I've climbed quite a few in my day. She probably put one end of the rope around her neck, climbed to desired branch, tied the other end of the rope, and let go.

Neither you, I, or anyone else on these forums know what the scene looked like. An investigation will be completed by the police department and the coroner. If it is deemed that this is not self-inflicted, you will soon find out. I'd imagine that hanging will leave pretty distinct wounds, and an experienced police officer can probably tell that is likely what caused the death.

So why in God's name are you saying this shouldn't be ruled a suicide?
wendy

Boiling Springs, SC

#16 Jul 26, 2008
an "incident"
abc

Asheville, NC

#17 Jul 26, 2008
hey fed up, you're right about none of us being there.

so that leads me to ask you: how in the hell do you know she was a crackhead?

you know what they say happens when we assume...you make an ass out of you and me. so good work.
M R J

Greenville, SC

#18 Jul 26, 2008
mrsham wrote:
How tall was the tree? How did she even get up there by herself to hang the rope, then hang herself without any one seeing her? This seems a little odd to me considering that park is filled with drunks, homeless people, and drug users. So my question really is--Why in God's name would they call it a suicide? Is this just a tactic to stall the neighborhood so they will feel better about the situation. The truth of the matter is it happened in an open area that contains alot of activity. I just pray that they will find the person who did it.
Yes you are right I come down by Aston Park round 4:30 and 5:00 am 5 days a week and you will see people in the Park.And Plus there are Housing right across the street.

Since: Dec 07

Asheville

#19 Jul 26, 2008
Very sad no matter what the situation turns out to be.
mrsham

Charlotte, NC

#20 Jul 26, 2008
Let me put it to you like this. This is not the first death in that park, so that's why I said why are they calliong it a suicide. Also, the other deaths have not been solved yet. We don't know if she was a crackhead or not, it doesn't matter. She was still a human being. When you were a child did you climb that tree in the dark, and was it fun, and if you did climb in the dark you should have been in the house under some supervision. But like I said I hope they do find out what happened--I am not assuming I just asked some questions.
Drama Much

Weaverville, NC

#21 Jul 26, 2008
mrsham wrote:
How tall was the tree? How did she even get up there by herself to hang the rope, then hang herself without any one seeing her? This seems a little odd to me considering that park is filled with drunks, homeless people, and drug users. So my question really is--Why in God's name would they call it a suicide? Is this just a tactic to stall the neighborhood so they will feel better about the situation. The truth of the matter is it happened in an open area that contains alot of activity. I just pray that they will find the person who did it.
Now this makes a lot of sense....No.

So, it is "odd" that a woman would commit suicide in a park "filled with drunks, homeless people, and drug users", but not odd that someone would murder a person in a park "filled with drunks, homeless people, and drug users".

What a freaking idiot. Good work, sluth-boy.

Since: Oct 07

Asheville, NC

#22 Jul 26, 2008
abc wrote:
hey fed up, you're right about none of us being there.
so that leads me to ask you: how in the hell do you know she was a crackhead?
you know what they say happens when we assume...you make an **** out of you and me. so good work.
Hey, read the posting I quoted...they said the park is full of drug addicts and drunks. Those were the crackheads I was referring to.

Work on your reading comprehension so you don't make an ass out of yourself.

Good work.

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