Woman With Skull on Stick Leads Cops to Body

Cops spotted her on Sacramento street
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 21, 2016 12:05 AM CDT
A replica skull at a voodoo ceremony in Miami.   (AP Photo/David Adame)

(Newser) – It sounds like a Halloween prank, but police in Sacramento, Calif., say it was all too real. Authorities say a homeless woman led them to a decomposed body after she was seen walking down the street with a human skull on a stick, the AP reports. Police tell KTXL that the woman was spotted with the skull Wednesday; cops stopped her at an abandoned house. A police spokesman says the woman told them she had found the skull and led them to an abandoned homeless camp a couple of blocks away. That's where officers found the rest of a decomposing body. The coroner will determine the identity of the remains and the cause of death. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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