A lifelike doll had prompted a police investigation when it was discovered face down with death signs, according to authorities.
Firefighters, emergency medical staff, and police responded to a call reporting a dead baby in Crocheron Park on Tuesday at around 7:45 a.m. They found the doll face down in the grass with what "appeared to be a baby with discoloration consistent with signs of a prolonged death, but thankfully it was actually a prop," according to the FDNY.
The emergency medical staff have quickly pronounced the doll dead before realizing it was a doll that had every detail looking like a strangled baby.
Authorities launched an investigation to whether the prop has been abandoned there on a purpose and who left it.