Police have ruled the death of Taemon Blair, 21, as a suicide, however, the family suspects foul play and claims that he was lynched, reported Fox 46 Charlotte News.
"We just want him to get justice. That's all we want. We just want to find out exactly if somebody did it who did it and why, and we want to open it back up to see," Dee Smith, Blair's older brother told Fox 46.
Blair died on March 16, according to police in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
"The Cause of Death is Asphyxia due to Hanging, and the Manner of death is Suicide," a statement from the Allen Country Coroner's Office said.
"But something in my heart told me that he didn't commit suicide. He was 6'5, I thought to myself, how could he hang himself inside of a truck when he's so tall," Smith said.
The news about the death caught the attention of Hip Hop artist T.I. and others on social media who are calling for a full and thorough investigation.
Taemon Blair played piano, football, sang, wrote music, was insanely intelligent, and had the best sense of humor.… https://t.co/25piD2jjq2— jæ🦋 (@jæ🦋) 1553091741.0
Why would a man who was hard at work for his family and unborn child in a different state commit suicide? More im… https://t.co/Kgl94CsI9z— Cole Hutchcraft (@Cole Hutchcraft) 1553489187.0
Taemon Blair’s murder NEEDS to be HEARD and NEEDS JUSTICE. This mans life has WORTH and VALUE!! 💔 #TaemonBlair… https://t.co/g4PnV89Xtz— Leen (@Leen) 1553115761.0
I came across this post and my heart is aching. I don’t understand. It’s 2019 and not only are things like this sti… https://t.co/lrbW2o1sRx— ness (@ness) 1553033699.0
Another of our young brothers being mysterious murdered by lynching. His name Taemon Blair. Please hit the link to… https://t.co/GqlIAeWSJo— MyVoice Channel On YouTube (@MyVoice Channel On YouTube) 1553047608.0
Him and his brothers was the nicest people ever. I hope this family gets justice !! #justicefortaemon https://t.co/mZKjJQLbP6— Nae 🥰 (@Nae 🥰) 1553044345.0
It’s an evil world😢 Rest. In. Heaven Taemon Blair we’ll keep your kid safe #justiceforTaemon https://t.co/ksYnSIRmjW— Ogun Montgomery (@Ogun Montgomery) 1552975781.0
And @ShannonSharpe this is the only info from the Coroner. Their brevity is suspicious. It lacks compassion and inf… https://t.co/UrwfkTA9R4— mark david (@mark david) 1553476322.0
Sad how Taemon Blair did everything the media says young black men should do to avoid being shot during a traffic s… https://t.co/anhVYP9O8j— Posey Bardot (@Posey Bardot) 1553612434.0