Monday, November 02, 2009

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Halloween 'dummy' was a dead body - "The body of a 75-year-old man sat decomposing on his Marina del Rey balcony for days because neighbours thought the lifeless figure was part of a Halloween display and didn't call police.

Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed had apparently been dead since Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot to one eye. He was slumped over a chair outside his third-floor apartment, said Austin Raishbrook of RMG News, who was on the scene Thursday when the discovery was made."


Laurie Powers said...

Yeah, that was pretty sad. That happened a few weeks ago. Apparently it's one of those buildings where people don't really get to know their neighbors. Unfortunately there are a lot of those in Los Angeles. But it's not just L.A. - just today I read of a house in Cleveland where there were six dead women inside - for months. And no one did anything even though the smell was unbearable.

Auntie Knickers said...

And apparently, he shot himself on the balcony and no one heard the shot? Very sad indeed.