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Dead man mistaken for Halloween display

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

The dead body of a 75-year-old man was left on a Los Angeles balcony for several days because neighbours thought it was a Halloween display.

The body of Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed was found slumped over a chair on the balcony of his third-floor apartment with a single gunshot wound to the eye.

Neighbours had seen the body nearly a week before but hadn’t called police because they thought the corpse “looked like a Halloween dummy”.