Weekend at Bernie’s in Real Life

49893424The middle of October is not a good time to die, especially if you expire from a gun shot wound to the eye.  Such was the predicament for Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed, who died a week ago last Monday.  His body, slumped on his balcony was discovered for several days because most people assumed he was a Halloweed decoration and not an actually dead person. 

Neighbors told RMG News cameraman Austin Raishbrook that they noticed the body Monday “but didn’t bother calling authorities because it looked like a Halloween dummy.”

“The body was in plain view of the entire apartment complex [and] they all didn’t do anything,” Raishbrook told the LA Times. “It’s very strange. It did look unreal, to be honest.”

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