published Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Knox County sheriff: Death of man found hanging nude from fence ruled suicide

The man whose naked body was found hanging from a chain-link fence on Easter Sunday in North Knox County had left prison just a few months earlier, court records show.

Lawrence Bradley Huling, 36, was on probation for a felony conviction of evading arrest and would have finished his sentence in September, court records show. Preliminary autopsy results weren’t available Monday, but Knox County Sheriff’s Office detectives have found no signs of foul play so far and will treat the death as a suicide, KCSO spokeswoman Martha Dooley said.

A woman called E-911 around 12:20 p.m. and said her teenage grandson had found Huling’s body at the fence outside her home on Maize Drive in the Halls community, KCSO Detective Walter Schmidt wrote in a report. Deputies found a wire wrapped around Huling’s neck and the top of the fence.

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