For hours, the hanging body of an apparent suicide went unreported by passers-by in Frederica, Del. Authorities were called to the scene over three hours after the body was first observed.
The victim was a 42-year-old woman who used rope to hang herself about 15 feet in the air. The suicide was right across from a busy road and houses, and could be easily seen from passing vehicles.
Police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Oldham said people noticed the body early Wednesday morning, but dismissed it as a Halloween decoration.