Landscaping crew mows around dead body assuming it was a Halloween prop

The dead body of a North Carolina man was ignored for several days because it was mistaken for a Halloween decoration.

Earlier this month, police found the body of 34-year-old Robert Owens lying face down in the grass near a home in China Grove, NC.

But it turned out that a lawncare worker had encountered the body a day earlier, and mowed around it, assuming it was a Halloween prop.

The cause of death is not yet known, pending an autopsy. Police say they do not suspect foul play.

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

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