Man's body found hanging out the window of Toledo home

Man's body found hanging out the window of Toledo home

Toledo Fire responded to a call that a man's body was hanging out of a window of a north Toledo home Wednesday night.

Bishop Kenneth Hopkins was found hanging halfway out of the second floor window of a bedroom at 516 Palmer.

Hopkins was a bishop and created Beyond the Walls Outreach, an anti-violence program.

Police released numerous 911 calls on Friday.

Police say the bedroom was in shambles when they arrived.

Crews say that it looked like he was trying to exit the window and got stuck because glass was embedded in the body.

Hopkins' girlfriend Cezna Clemons said Hopkins suddenly became irate and began tearing up the house so.

Clemons said she then went to a neighbor's house to call the police.

There were no other residents in the home.

The scene of Hopkins's death prompted Facebook live posts, a fact that upset many family members.

"I hope you reap what you sew because he would have done anything for you. And you think it's funny but it's not," said Hopkins's daughter Rebecca Diffenderfer. "This is not an image I wanted to see. I can't get it out of my head. I never expected to lose my dad this soon."

The Lucas County Coroner's office said they are treating Hopkins' death as suspicious, although the coroner believes the death was self-induced.

Witnesses say Hopkins had been upset after the death of his cousin. Around the same time, volunteers began leaving the Stop the Violence Squad.

Diffenderfer says this combination may have led to Hopkins's erratic behavior and his ultimate death.

"He said, 'I'm sad baby girl. I've just been really depressed. I want to go be with my cousin,' who just passed away," Diffenderfer said.

Neighbors are lining the street around the house as a memorial for Hopkins.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. The investigation is on-going.

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