A Key West homeless man committed suicide by hanging himself from the Cow Key Channel Bridge early Thursday, authorities said.
He was identified Thursday evening as Mark Baugher, 52.
At 3 a.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a possible suicide on the southbound side of the bridge, which connects Key West proper to Stock Island.
That’s where deputies spotted a rope tied around a metal guardrail, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt.
“No signs of foul play,” Linhardt said. “Nothing to suggest this was anything other than a suicide.”
Passersby had seen Baugher hanging.
This breaking news story will be updated as more information becomes available.