A 38-year-old Barlow Road man committed suicide Monday by hanging himself from a tree in the woods near Fairfield University.

Police were called about 5 p.m. Monday to report a car parked on Round Hill Road that was making it difficult for other vehicles to pass by.

Police checked the license plate for the registered owners, and contacted the owner’s wife, who said her husband had been depressed and she hadn’t heard from him.

Officers began to search the immediate area, including the woods on the university property. It was there they discovered the man’s body, hanging from a tree.