Former "Glee" star, Mark Salling committed suicide by hanging, according to law enforcement.
Salling's body was found near a riverbed in Sunland ... the area where he lived. Law enforcement say he was hanging from a tree.
Police received a call to do a "welfare check" on Salling and somehow that led them to the baseball field where his body was found. We're told Salling had been dead for some time.
Sources say a family member came to the LAPD station at 3 AM Tuesday to report Salling as a missing person.
Homicide detectives are on scene to rule out foul play, but they say all signs point to suicide by hanging.
Salling was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors.