Year Later, Haunted House Accident Problems Linger

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FENTON, Mo. (AP) — A year after Jessica Rue nearly died inside a suburban St. Louis haunted house, her recovery is far from complete. Read: Teen Injured In Accidental Hanging

Rue was a 17-year-old worker at Creepyworld in Fenton, Mo., hired to scare guests as they walked through a bathroom scene drenched in fake blood. On Oct. 27, 2011, she slipped off a tub and her neck got caught in a noose. Visitors figured it was part of the show.

A lawsuit filed by Rue against Creepyworld, its parent company and two co-workers says she hung from the noose for 2 to 10 minutes and wasn’t breathing before a co-worker cut her down.

Rue told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she doesn’t remember the accident. She struggles with short-term memory loss, headaches, blackouts, heart flutters and dizzy spells.

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