October 16, 2015 12:00 am -


A dead woman hanging from a fence was meant to be a Halloween decoration.

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“I thought somebody was playing a prank on the construction workers and I told my daughter it was just a dummy,” one neighbor told the Columbus Dispatch. “It was so awful that I thought the prank went too far.”

But it was real, cops say, and it’s being investigated as a homicide: Police Chief Keith Washburn says the woman—31-year-old Rebecca Cade—died of blunt-force injuries to her head and neck. A bloody rock “the size of a grapefruit” was apparently found nearby and is believed to be the murder weapon.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.