Well that is a sci-fi/horror type scenario, but it has happened and the crime is still unsolved.
Students in Quebec came across a murdered college student's body in the woods, and apparently thinking she was a mannequin, set her body on fire.
Ultimately the charges were dropped, but the perp remains on the loose, hmmm- not likely related to this case, but since there are some slight similarities, might as well post a few details..fwiw, imo, speculation.
CANADA - Canada - Valerie Leblanc, 18, Gatineau QC, 23 Aug 2011
No body tampering charges laid in Valerie Leblanc case
Police have released this sketch of an 'important witness' in the Valerie Leblanc murder investigation, Thursday, October 13
Police say there are still no suspects in the case and a search continues for a main witness. They've released a sketch of this witness and in recent weeks a description of a bicycle they believe this witness rides.
The bicycle is described as a mountain bike with a straight handlebars. Police say the bike appears to be a lower end model and that it had mountain or hybrid tires.
The key witness is described as:
- 20-35 years old
- 5'10" to 6' tall
- 200 lbs or more
- dark hair
- large hands
- thick neck
- chubby face with high cheekbones
- pointy nose and chin
- walks with a limp