GULFPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT
MEDIA NEWS RELEASE
                                                                   
Lt. Robert Vincent
Public Information Officer
727-893-1030

03/04/2008
 
Police Investigate Hanging
 
Christopher Scott Greeson, 37, was found dead just past 7:00 this morning in the back yard of his mother's home at 5732 23rd Avenue South.  Greeson, who had recently settled a divorce, moved from Massachussetts in January to live with his mother, Marlene Shaw.  Shaw was a candidate for mayor in the 2007 Gulfport city election.
 
Greeson apparently hung himself from a tree in the fenced yard some time last night, but he was not discovered until this morning after the sun came out.  Detective Sergeant Robert Burkhart reviewed the scene with investigators from the District Six Medical Examiner's Office as well as forensic specialists from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.  Burkhart said that by all indications, this was a suicide, but police will await word from the medical examiner before making any conclusions.