A man committed suicide by hanging himself from the foot bridge spanning South Park Lake at the Botanical Gardens Golf Course, authorities said.
A woman walking her dog made the horrific discovery at about 8 a.m. Wednesday. She initially thought she had spotted a dog leash fastened to the bridge's railing.
"She did not see the individual at first, but she stopped and looked over the bridge and saw the man," a police official said.
Another police official added, "He's an older gentleman, about 60, and we do not have an identification on him yet."
The woman called 911 and homicide detectives were summoned, police said. No foul play is suspected and an investigation was continuing.
The bridge provides a crossing over the fourth hole's water hazard and is between the lake to the left and a woods and pond to the right.
Opened in 1915, the nine-hole course is situated off the 2500 block of South Park Avenue and is part of the 155-acre South Park.