A New Bedford man is found dead of an apparent suicide in Buttonwood Park. The man's body was found by a passerby hanging from a tree near the monument on Fuller Memorial Parkway between Brownell and Rockdale Avenues just before 6am this morning.

Police Lt. Amos Melo tells WBSM News the man is a 33-year-old New Bedford resident. His identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Police detectives remain on the scene investigating. We'll have more information as it becomes available.