Thursday, October 27, 2005

Sad? Yes. Bizarre? Ditto. Hey, it's Halloween!

The apparent suicide of a woman found hanging from a tree went unreported for hours because passers-by thought the body was a Halloween decoration, authorities said.

The 42-year-old woman used rope to hang herself across the street from some homes on a moderately busy road late Tuesday or early Wednesday, state police said.

The body, suspended about 15 feet above the ground, could be easily seen from passing vehicles.

State police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Oldham and neighbors said people noticed the body at breakfast time Wednesday but dismissed it as a holiday prank. Authorities were called to the scene more than three hours later.

1 comment:

gomer said...

i used to live in the south where there were lots of lynchings. if that wasn't tragic enough it would reach a whole new level of sad disgrace when the occasional mexican child wandering past would mistake the dangling corpse for a pinata and try to whack it open with a broomstick.