Coroner: Decatur teen hangs self

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a teenage girl who apparently hanged herself at an apartment in Decatur.

Morgan County Coroner Russ Beard said the body of a 15-year-old female was found hanging from a balcony.

The teen's body was found Monday just after 4 p.m.

Beard said there were no witnesses.

The coroner said the girl was a student at Austin High School.

According to a Decatur newspaper, she was the third female teen to commit suicide in Morgan County in the past five months.