Massive Rescue Operation Finds Headless Doll

Passer-by thought it was a corpse
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 17, 2018 2:03 AM CDT
Headless Doll Triggers Massive Rescue Operation
In this April 16, 2018 photo a headless doll sits on meadow near Weinstadt, southern Germany.   (Kohls/ Sueddeutsche Mediengesellschaft/dpa via AP)

An apparent headless body that prompted a major police operation in southern Germany has turned out to be a doll. Police in Baden-Wuerttemberg state say a passer-by spotted what appeared to be a clothed but headless corpse covered in blood lying by a stream in Remstal, near Stuttgart, late Monday, the AP reports. Officers cordoned off the suspected crime scene and firefighters were called to retrieve the body, which was lying in an inaccessible place. In a statement Tuesday, police said that only once firefighters reached the site were they able to determine that it was, in fact, a doll. (More Germany stories.)

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