LITTLEROCK, Calif. —
A 24-year-oldschool Gloomy man chanced on putting from a tree at a park in Southern California was remembered Tuesday as a gay younger man who beloved song, sports, video games and spending time with family.
Members of the family, chums and community contributors attended the funeral of Robert Fuller. A coroner says it appears he may maybe well possess taken his glean life, nonetheless kinfolk and chums concern he may maybe well need been lynched.
Days after his loss of life, bigger than 1,000 other folks became out for a disclose and memorial spherical the tree the attach aside the body was chanced on about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
At the funeral Tuesday, his sister, Angel Magee, laughed as she recalled how worthy her brother may maybe well expend. She stated when she wanted to seek for him, she would birth cooking.
“All I needed to total was bribe him with food, and he’d attain spherical,” Magee stated.
Fuller’s gold-colored casket was draped with white plants and placed on the front of the pulpit at Residing Stone Cathedral of Love in Littlerock.
Mourners on the church wore masks thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The provider was packed with song and streamed online.
Fuller’s body was chanced on June 10 within the high desolate tract city of Palmdale. Preliminary findings that it was doubtless a suicide resulted in protests and calls for an fair investigation.
The FBI and U.S. Department of Justice are monitoring ongoing probes by sheriff”s departments in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
Jamon Hicks, an attorney for the family, delivered a tribute on the funeral and criticized the preliminary probe that indicated Fuller had killed himself.
“How fracture you originate it a suicide without analyzing the rope? How fracture you resolve it was a suicide before the toxicology myth comes support?” he requested.
Hicks linked the case to the Gloomy Lives Topic motion sweeping the nation.
“It’s about demanding fairness, it’s about demanding equality, it’s about demanding admire,” he stated.
Dr. Jonathan Lucas, chief medical examiner-coroner in Los Angeles County, stated no signs of unsuitable play were chanced on on the scene — simplest a rope and a backpack.
“The preliminary myth perceived to be in step with a suicide nonetheless we felt it prudent to roll that support and continue to explore deeper,” Lucas stated a week after the loss of life.
A smiling Fuller was confirmed on the funeral in photos and movies displayed on gargantuan shows, at the side of one clip of him dancing in front of the White Home.
“You may also repeat that he was tickled. You may also repeat that he was elephantine of life,” Hicks stated.
Longtime buddy Chad Bellows remembered Fuller as a “distinct dude” who “lit up a room with a smile.”
Weber reported from Los Angeles.