By Kathryn G. Menu
A 51-year-old Bridgehampton man was found hanging from a tree early Saturday morning in what Southampton Town Police say was an apparent suicide.
On Monday, police identified the deceased man as Fabian Seyrig De Saussure.
According to Southampton Town Police Detective James Mazzio, police were called around 6:43 a.m. Saturday morning by a man working in the vicinity of 264 Butter Lane, a fitness center that is home to a number of local businesses. According to Detective Mazzio, the man, a painter, was leaving the area to get a cup of coffee when he discovered Seyrig De Saussure and called police. Police said responding officers determined he was deceased after arriving on the scene.
Seyrig De Saussure, a Butter Lane resident, attempted suicide in November of 2011, creating a noxious chemical mixture before driving himself to Southampton Hospital with the chemicals for treatment.
The emergency room was shut down at the time while emergency service personnel decontaminated scene. He was charged with a felony as a result of the incident, but in an interview with The Southampton Press in 2012 said it was not his intention to hurt anyone or the community.
Southampton Town detectives and the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene on Saturday, with the latter removing the body for examination.
According to Detective Mazzio, while the medical examiner’s office has yet to make an official determination, he does not suspect foul play.
The Southampton Town Detective Division is continuing the investigation and asks anyone with information to call Detectives at 702-2230.