The headless body found in a Delaware County creek Wednesday has been identified as that of a Main Line personal trainer, police say.
Gerald Christopher hanged himself from a tree branch with a pool hose, according to the Delaware County Medical Examiner.
Christopher's body was found in Crum Creek, and his head with a noose nearby were found on the banks of the creek in Nether Providence. Neighbors in a nearby condominium complex made the discovery the day after police went public with his peculiar missing-person case.
Christopher, of Radnor, disappeared on June 1. His fiancé, Roxy Merat, said he'd been acting irrational right before he went missing.
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"He was acting paranoid," Merat said. "He was saying that people were following him and that he was in danger."
Christopher, 45, was a beloved personal trainer who ran a private gym, Deep Cuts Fit, in Wayne, Pa.
"He said that some people were after him, that it was the end of the world; something big was going to happen," Merat said earlier this week. Christopher left all his personal belongings behind the morning he went missing, along with a note to Merat her know he loved her, but had to leave.