Man hangs himself after night out with friends

By Jon Johnson

GRAHAM COUNTY – An 18-year-old Safford man was found deceased Saturday morning after apparently hanging himself.

The man was discovered at about 10 a.m. hanging from a tow strap in a shop at an address in the 2000 block of North Crazy Horse Lane, according to a news release from the Graham County Sheriff’s Office.

The man allegedly had attended the Safford at Thatcher football game in Thatcher on Friday night and had gone afterward to a gathering with friends until 3 or 3:30 a.m., according to initial reports.

The man then went with some friends to the address on North Crazy Horse Lane and was last seen alive between 5 and 6 a.m., when he reportedly said he was going to wait outside for a ride from his grandmother.

He was then located deceased just after 10 a.m.

The Graham County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the incident.

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