By: KDKA-TV News Staff
DUQUESNE, Pa. (KDKA) – It turns out a crime scene in Duquesne wasn’t a crime at all.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Man Gets 15 To 30 Years In 2015 Murder
Police say utility workers discovered what appeared to be a body over a steep hillside at the Duquesne Place Drive Apartment Complex around 7:30 Friday morning.
A section of the fence was removed, and investigators saw what appeared to be the body of a teenage girl over the hill. Detectives were lowered on ropes and found the body had a plastic bag over the head and the hands were tied behind the back with rope.READ MORE: Teen Arrested In Homewood South Shooting That Injured 4
But when they brought it up over the hill, officers realized it was a “life-like” mannequin staged to mimic a homicide.
“Although this hoax was a waste of resources, I am thankful that this was not the senseless murder of a child,” police wrote on Facebook.MORE NEWS: Wolf Administration Warns Of Surge In Student Loan Forgiveness Scams
It’s unclear if anyone will be facing charges.