Battle Ground Woman Dies after Python Found Around Her Neck

Indiana State Police say a Benton County woman was found unresponsive Wednesday evening with a python around her neck,

Medics arrived and attempted life saving measures on 36-year-old Laura Hurst of Battle Ground but were unsuccessful.

Of the 140 snakes at the location, approximately 20 belonged to Hurst.

She frequented the location about 2 times a week.

An autopsy will be performed today.