Police investigate hanging death near a Martin Way bus stop in Lacey

Lacey police are investigating the death of a man at a bus stop near the intersection of Martin Way and Desmond Drive.

Sgt. Scott Easton said police responded Saturday afternoon after a woman who was waiting for the bus reported seeing a body hanging from a tree in the woods behind the bus stop. Police said the body appeared to be of a man in his 20s, and it appeared to be a suicide.

The man’s identity hasn’t been officially confirmed, but a woman arrived at the scene and identified herself as his girlfriend. His name will be released by the Thurston County Coroner’s Office once his identity has been confirmed and his family has been notified.