Authorities are investigating why the man's body was hanging for so long before discovery.

According to the Associated Press:

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Counselors were on hand for students who saw a body hanging from a tree across the street from North Medford High School yesterday morning. The body was of a man who apparently committed suicide. The Mail-Tribune reports that some elementary and high school students passed by on foot or in buses before the body could be removed.