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Old 10-27-05, 06:10 PM
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Woman Hangs Herself, Mistaken For Halloween Prank

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http://cbs5.com/topstories/local_story_300144521.html

Oct 27, 2005 11:42 am US/Pacific

Woman Hangs Herself, Mistaken For Halloween Prank

(AP) FREDERICA, Del. 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.

"They thought it was a Halloween decoration," Fay Glanden, wife of Mayor William Glanden, told The (Wilmington) News Journal.

"It looked like something somebody would have rigged up," she said.
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Every year.....
Old 10-27-05, 07:58 PM
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Are they going to leave her there until Nov 1st? I mean, come on, don't ruin the "prank"!
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Does it really matter how long she is hanging there?
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They should have given the neighborhood kids a bat and told them it was a pinata.
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Freaky.

Now I'm going to be suspicious of every giant crucifix I see during Christmas.
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Maybe she was trying to win the neighborhood halloween decorating contest.

I bet first prize was a $25 gift certificate to the Red Lobster on Dupont Hwy. That's good eatin'.
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This sounds like the beginning of a CSI episode.
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That's my state, the I don't care about it, state.

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