On September 10, 2022, at around 8am, the LaFayette Police Department and
EMS received a call to Brookwood SE, near the city cemetery, in reference to a
The deceased male was found hanging from a tree. There was no
sign of foul play. The male was described as a slender white male, between 30-40
- years old, with brown hair and beard, wearing a navy blue shirt, brown pants, and
black shoes. There was no identification found on the decedent.
The decedent was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office in Montgomery for an Autopsy to determine the cause of death. Due to Fingerprint Analysis, it was determined the
decedent was 38 years old, Mark David Spence of Lanett, Al. Mr. Spence had
been living in the Lafayette area with a friend. Mr. Spence had left the residence
without his whereabouts being known. Mr. Spence was last seen a week prior to
him being found.
On September 19, 2022, the cause of death of Mark David Spence was ruled a
suicide by hanging. Mr. Spence's family has been notified and on behalf of the
LaFayette Police department, we ask you to please keep his family and friends in your
thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time.
We ask if anyone is having thoughts of suicide please seek help immediately. We would like to thank the LaFayette MS and Chambers County Sheriff's Department for their assistance.