ISP: Woman found dead with 8-foot python around her neck

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OXFORD, Ind. -- Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found unresponsive with an 8-foot reticulated python wrapped around her neck.

The woman was found inside a home on North Dan Patch Drive just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Medics attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful.

The victim was identified as 36-year-old Laura Hurst of Battle Ground, Indiana.

Police said the location had 140 snakes and approximately 20 of them belonged to Hurst. She visits the location approximately 2 times a week, police said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The investigation is ongoing.

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