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Friday, October 28, 2005
Blame Halloween for Overlooked Suicide? According to the Associated Press, passersby in Frederica. Del., thought a woman's body hanging by a rope from a tree was actually a Halloween decoration. Instead the result of an apparent suicide, her lifeless form was suspended 15 feet above the ground across from homes on a moderately busy street. People noticed the body at breakfast time Wednesday but dismissed it as a holiday prank, state police said. Authorities weren't alerted for several hours.
Let's not send any recruiters there for the Department of Homeland Security. (Folks there aren't exactly swift at spotting suspicious activity.)