Fire Leads Police Chief To 'Most Grisly Murder Scene In His 35 Years In Law Enforcement'

December 1, 2010


But it was just an old horror movie set! But did that stop police from spending 8-hours overtime investigating the scene before realizing it was fake? You can bet your rubber severed leg and Karo-syrup blood it didn't!

Firefighters who responded to a hotel blaze stumbled upon a blood-spattered hotel room littered with bottles of alcohol and even a piece of a scalp.

Police Chief J.R. Blyth, who was called in to investigate, described the discovery at the George Washington Hotel in Pittsburgh as 'the most grisly murder scene in his 35 years in law enforcement'.

Detectives had spent eight hours of overtime on the investigation before Chief Blyth realised the blood wasn't real and that the murder scene was in fact the leftover set of a horror movie filmed two years ago with Corey Haim.

The film called New Terminal Hotel shot a scene in the hotel and the owner, Kyrk Pyros, decided to leave the room untouched in case the crew had to come back for re-shoots.

Mr Pyros was bemused by the police's discovery of the 'crime scene'.

WOW. So it took multiple detectives more than 8-hours to realize it wasn't a real murder scene? That's what you call the opposite of detectiving. On the detective scale from 1-10 that makes you unfit to play an extra in a Police Academy remake.

Police chief investigates 'most grisly murder in 35 years' before discovering blood-spattered scene is a horror movie set [dailymail]

Thanks to Seth, who agrees it might be best to hire a private investigator in Pittsburgh.

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