A woman in Indiana was found dead Wednesday with a snake wrapped around her neck in a house that was apparently set as much as accumulate reptiles, in response to officers.
Indiana State Police mentioned in a information launch that authorities acquired a 911 name around 8:51 p.m. to an handle in the city of Oxford for a woman who was found unresponsive with an eight-foot reticulated python wrapped around her neck.
Medics arrived on the home and “attempted life-saving measures” on the woman, recognized as 36-year-old Laura Hurst of Battle Ground, however had been unsuccessful.
“She appears to have been strangled by the snake,” ISP spokesman Sgt. Kim Riley informed the Journal & Courier. “We do not know that for a fact until after the autopsy.”
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Indiana State Police that there have been 140 snakes found in the house, of which 20 belonged to Hurst.
“She frequents the location approximately 2 times a week,” state police mentioned.
The constructing was apparently arrange as a “reptile home,” Benton County deputies informed WAND-TV.
The Journal & Courier reported the house was owned by Benton County Sheriff Don Munson and arrange for a group of snakes. Munson informed the newspaper he found Hurst with the snakes Wednesday night.
The sheriff informed the newspaper that Hurst’s dying was a “tragic accident with loss of human life,” and that he was “being fully cooperative with everybody.”
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State police mentioned that Hurst’s reason behind dying can be decided throughout an post-mortem that’s been scheduled for Friday.
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Indiana State Police mentioned that Senior Trooper Detective Josh Edwards is the lead investigator in the case, with help from the Indiana State Police Crime Scene Investigator, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County EMS, and the Benton County Coroner’s Office.
“The case is ongoing,” state police mentioned.