A woman in Indiana was found dead with an 8-foot python wrapped around her neck in a home that authorities are calling “reptile home,” Wednesday night.
Sargent Kim Riley told NBC News the woman whose name is Laura Hurst, was found at 8:51 p.m. at a home in Oxford, Indiana.
Reports say medics tried performing life-saving measures on the 36-year-old but were to no avail, the Indiana State Police said in a statement.
There were about 140 caged snakes in the home, and 20 belonged to her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“She was apparently there checking on her snakes,” he said. “For whatever reason, she apparently got the snake out, and she was doing what people do with snakes.”
The individual who found Hurst wished not to be identified, but reports say there we able to remove the snake from around her neck.
An autopsy will be conducted Friday to determine the cause of death.