The body lay on its back on a blueberry bush, 7.55 meters away from the Schwarzenbergischer Schwemmkanal hiking trail.
It was Sunday November 25th, 2018, cloudy and cold. Frost and leaves covered the forest floor near the border with Germany. In the afternoon, a walker called the Czech mountain rescue service. She must have left something here, perhaps during an exercise, he said, a rescue dummy.
What rescue doll? There was no exercise, the mountain rescue operations manager replied. The police were summoned.
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