Suicide Mistaken For April Fools Prank

The body of a 96-year-old woman found in the parking lot of an apartment complex was mistaken as an April Fools’ prank and put in a dumpster outside an apartment complex, according to St. Petersburg Police.

Detectives say a Peterborough Apartment clerk, 61-year-old Ronald Benjamin, saw the body at the 4th Avenue North southside parking lot during a smoke break around 4:30 a.m. Thinking it was a prank, he did not alert anyone and returned to his desk duties.

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