Google Street View 'Dead Body' Mystery Solved

An image on Google Street View of a girl lying on the pavement has created furore among the residents of Worcester.

Concerned Residents of Middle Road, St. John's in Worcester contacted Google to ensure that the company had not captured an image of a dead girl whilst taking pictures for its Street View project, the Telegraph has reported.

The image, taken by Google in summer 2009, has turned out to be a prank played by a nine year old girl who was playing at the time she was captured by the camera.

A resident, whose daughter was also playing with the girl in that picture, has said that although everyone is relieved that it was just a prank by a child, Google did not bother to inform the police of the image. She believes that Google should have told the police as people did not know whether it was a joke or a dead body.

"Sometimes our cars inadvertently capture odd or inappropriate moments as they drive past. This is why we have put in place tools so that if people see what they believe to be inappropriate, they can report them to us," said a spokesman for Google.