Haunted House Worker Found Caught in Noose

Police probing Creepyworld accident
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2011 1:45 AM CDT
Creepyworld, which employs more than 100 people, has remained open.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – The horror wasn't all make-believe at St. Louis-area haunted house Creepyworld Thursday night. A 17-year-old worker at the attraction is in critical condition after being found hanging from a noose that was being used as a prop, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The young woman, whose job was to scare visitors, was found unconscious by a co-worker. Investigators believe members of the public may have walked past her, thinking she was a scary prop.

"We noticed a bathtub was there," a police spokesman says. "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."

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