On Thursday morning, St. Mary’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) detectives responded to a wooded area in Charlotte Hall after a hunter found a dead man hanging from a tree.

 Police identified the man as George R. Hayes, 50 of Marshal Road, Mechanicsville.

 St. Mary’s Sheriff Sgt. Steve Hall said it appeared Haynes took his own life within the last few days.

 Sgt. Hall, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said there was no immediate indication of foul play, and the man’s hands were not bound together.

 BCI detectives are continuing to investigate.

 Hayes is listed as a “Child Sexual Offender” on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry after being convicted on charges of gross sexual imposition/rape.