The Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento police say a man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger.
Fire Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja says the man appears to have died accidentally of asphyxiation when he created a harness from the rope and lowered himself down the east side of the office building.
A police department dispatch supervisor said Monday afternoon that investigators found a can of spray paint and a tool for etching glass on the part of a balcony where the ropes were anchored.
Police and fire crews responded after receiving a call at 7:44 a.m. Rescue personnel retrieved the body shortly after 9 a.m.
The coroner's office is not releasing the man's identity pending notification of next of kin.