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Girl accidentally hangs herself at haunted house

Courtesy photo | BDN
Courtesy photo | BDN
A banner on a tractor-trailer advertises Creepyworld in Fenton, Mo., where a 17-year-old girl accidentally hung herself on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
The Associated Press

FENTON, Mo. — A girl was found hanging by a noose inside a haunted house attraction Thursday night, according to law-enforcement officials. Customers may have even walked past her thinking she was a scary prop.

Police believe it was an accident at “Creepy World” in Fenton. Police say a 17-year-old female actor, whose name has not been disclosed, was using a noose as a prop before the accident. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office says she was unconscious when rushed to a hospital and is now in critical, but guarded condition. Deputies continue to investigate.

“We noticed a bathtub was there. It appears as though the individual stood up on the sides of the bathtub and for whatever reason, put their head in this noose. It looks like her feet may have slipped,” said Captain Ron Arnhart of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.

Police say the complex shut down part of the attraction after the accident, but re-opened it within a few hours. No one from Creepy World has been available for comment.

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