A 58-year-old shepherd found dead in his house may been having sex with a scarecrow using a strap-on sex toy when he died, according to reports.
Argentinian newspaper El Diario Balcarce reports the man had been dead for at least 24 hours when he was discovered. His neighbours raised the alarm after being alerted by a foul smell, it is understood.
After forcing their way into his house, in San Jose de Balcare, police discovered the man - named locally as Jose Alberto - lying dead next to a scarecrow with "special features".
La Nueva reports the scarecrow had "a plastic tube of about 15 centimetres coming out of his trousers".
Prosecutor's spokesman Rodolfo Moure said: "On first visual inspection it seemed there were two dead bodies. Then it was found that actually one of the bodies was a doll with special features."
Neighbours told local papers Mr Alberto, who had no mobile phone, was something of a loner.
It is understood there were no signs of violence but Mr Moure said it was possible the shepherd had died during an "erotic game".
[Courtesy Evening Standard]