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Dead Man Mistaken for Halloween Decorations

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For four days, 74-year-old Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed was seen slumped over his balcony in Marina del Rey. Neighbors, who saw him on Monday, didn't think much of it--it was a dummy for Halloween, after all.

Oh snap, it wasn't! He allegedly committed suicide.

On Thursday evening, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies were called to his home and found a gunshot to his head. "... Everything is pointing to it being a suicide," an investigator said. An autospy is scheduled for Saturday.