I wonder if this story is real.
If it is, then what kind of neighborhood is it where a hanging body can actually be dismissed as a decoration? Sure, I can understand people ignoring or dismissing plastic witches and inflatable monsters, but those are such kitschy items. Who could mistake them for anything more than fun? But something that looked like a real body?
What would you do if your neighbor put up a decoration like this?
I might keep a closer eye on my neighbor.
(Here's a local version of the story from the News Journal in Wilmington, DE.)