A man who hanged himself in a house in west Sydney has died, police said.
Key points:The man died at the scene after a short period of timeThe house was closed for a while after the incidentPolice say they are continuing their investigationThe man, who was found hanging in a room at the house on Kings Highway in the Hunter Valley on Tuesday afternoon, had no prior history of mental illness or suicidal thoughtsThe man had been visiting the house for a short time earlier in the day, before he hanged himself, police have said.
Neighbours were alerted by the house being closed for several hours after the man’s death, but police say there was no obvious cause for concern.
Police were called to the house at around 6:45pm on Tuesday and found the body hanging from the ceiling, the NSW Police Force said.
They said the man had not been in the house in a long time and was not known to police.
Neighbour’s shock at deathPolice said the house had been closed for about three weeks.
They did not know why the man took his own life.
“It was a short lapse of time and there’s no indication he was suffering from a mental illness, which we are looking into,” Acting Detective Inspector Michael Stacey said.
“We don’t know why he decided to do that.”
The circumstances of this death are still under investigation.
“Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Crime Stoa NSW on 1800 636 666.”