Tanner Ward’s family says no.
There’s no way he committed suicide.
Sure, Tanner had his share of problems, many self-induced, but he was only 19-years-old after all.
But his struggles aside, Tanner was the proud father of a baby girl. And he was working on repairing his relationship with his little girl’s mom.
He had everything to live for, his family states.
Yet Tanner was found hanging in a tree.
And by the looks of the photographs after Tanner was found and the forensic experts who’ve analyzed the condition of the body, it does appear the 19-year-old Missouri teen was in that tree a long time.
There aren’t any signs of foul play either, investigators determine. Which is why the preliminary ruling of suicide was made by the coroner.
Tanner had his enemies, though, leading the family to believe it was in fact a homicide.
A drug-related crime, perhaps.
And, to back up their case, they say, could Tanner’s body really be swinging in a tree for months in an area that gets foot traffic without anyone noticing?