Police: 'Body' actually mannequin

June 8, 2009 at 5:08 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 8 (UPI) -- Connecticut State Police said a discovery on the side of a cliff that was thought to be a human body turned out to be a mannequin.

Lt. Paul Vance said the object was first spotted and identified as a body Saturday night in West Rock State Park but a specialized ropes team dispatched to the scene Sunday morning discovered the "body" was actually a mannequin, WTNH-TV, New Haven, Conn., reported Monday.

Vance said the State Police Major Crimes Squad was on the scene for about 2 1/2 hours Saturday night and three hours Sunday morning.

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