OLYMPIA, WA — A man's body was found hanging from a tree in a rural area, and police said it may have been there for a year. No foul play was suspected.

The body was reported Tuesday by a man who said he first saw it a year ago but kept quiet because he was facing outstanding warrants and feared arrest, police said.

He returned a year later to find the body still dangling.

He called authorities after returning to the area — a sparsely populated, heavily wooded part of Olympia — and seeing the body still there, dangling from a noose about 40 feet off the ground.

Police did not identify the man who found the body.

An autopsy was pending, police said.