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Man found hanging from tree in Los Osos; another man kills self at SLO hospital

Police are reporting two suicides in public places in two days.

A man was found dead Monday morning, hanging by a dog leash from a tree at the corner of Pasadena Drive and Santa Ysabela Avenue in Los Osos.

At 7:20 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls about a body hanging from a tree, said Rob Bryn, sheriff’s spokesman. Deputies responded and confirmed the man, Anthony Sandukas, 53, of Paso Robles, was dead, and turned the investigation over to the coroner.

“It appears to be a suicide,” Bryn said.

In a separate incident Sunday, a man committed suicide in the parking lot of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. Police responded to a call about a suicidal person at the hospital at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, said Capt. Chris Staley of the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

When police arrived, the man had already killed himself. Police did not release the name of the man because they haven't yet notified his relatives. The method of suicide also was not released.

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