The who was discovered on April 3 hanging from a tree above Stevens Creek has been identified as Omar Cruz of San Jose, officials said.
Cruz, 24, appeared to have been homeless and living on the streets, according to Capt. Ken Binder, head of Santa Clara County Sheriff’s West Division office.
“He had been despondent and depressed lately according to the mother of his child,” Binder said.
The woman, who is an ex-girlfriend, and Cruz were not in a current relationship and she told police she had not heard from Cruz for a couple of months, Binder said.
The child’s age is unknown, and Cruz had no immediate family in the area. His parents live in Mexico.
The cause of death was the result of his hanging, and a toxicology report which will indicate if there were drugs or alcohol in his blood won’t be complete for about two months, Binder said.
A passerby called police the afternoon of April 3 when Cruz was seen hanging from a tree above Stevens Creek near Blue Pheasant Restaurant on Stevens Creek Boulevard. He had covered his face with some kind of cloth and wrapped wire around his neck.