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Autopsy complete on woman found dead with 8-foot python around her neck

Indiana State Police have released the preliminary autopsy reports on Laura Hurst who was found deceased with an 8-foot python wrapped around her neck Wednesday evening.

Hurst's preliminary cause of death was asphyxiation due to strangulation by snake.

The final results of the autopsy are pending a final toxicology report, which should be available in 4-6 weeks.

Hurst was found deceased with the python around her neck in a home on North Dan Patch Drive in Oxford, Indiana just before 9 p.m.

The home had 140 snakes and 20 of those snakes belonged to Hurst.

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