Sheriff’s office: Person found hanged in Easley

EASLEY — Some motorists between Pickens and Easley were witness to a gruesome sight on Tuesday morning, as an apparent suicide victim was found hanging from a rope from a metal power pole within view of Gentry Memorial Highway.

According to a release from Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed Hashe, a passing motorist notified the sheriff’s office at around 7:15 a.m. after seeing what appeared to be a person hanging from a rope on Rice Road near the Alice Manufacturing Plant.

Hashe said detectives did not find any indications of foul play, and preliminary reports were that the incident was a suicide, which was later confirmed by coroner Kandy Kelley.

The victim was an adult. No further details will be released.