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Juarez Halloween 'Prop' Really a Dead Man

Nov. 2, 2012

Residents of a neighborhood in Juarez thought someone had put up a realistic Halloween decoration -- a man dressed in black hanging from a fence.

Halloweeners passed by the prop, the newspaper El Norte reported.

On Thursday, residents and officials discovered that the prop was real. It's not known whether the man committed suicide or someone killed him and hanged him there.

Residents told the newspaper that the man appeared to be in his 30s and was hanged by the neck with a rope.

The neighborhood, known as El Granjero, is on the city's southeast side.

The victim has not been identified, and officials have not released any information on the discovery.

Source: (c)2012 the El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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