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Thurston County coroner identifies man found hanging from tree in Lacey

A man who was found hanging from a tree Saturday afternoon in Lacey has been identified as Robert F. Desantis, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.

The 30-year-old man had no fixed address, Coroner Gary Warnock said Sunday.

Lacey police responded Saturday afternoon to the intersection of Martin Way and Desmond Drive after a woman who was waiting for a bus reported seeing a body hanging from a tree in the woods behind the bus stop.

A woman also arrived at the scene Saturday and identified herself as the man’s girlfriend.

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