The snake was a nutshell python, which was born in Southeast Asia and is considered to be the longest snake in the world.
The Benton County dispatcher in Oxford, Indiana, received a 911 call last night after Laura Hearst, 36, was found unresponsive.
Medics arrived and tried life-saving measures. Claims that there are 140 snakes in the property of 609 North Dan Patch Drive and approximately 20 of the snakes belong to Hearst. According to police, Hearst visits the property "about twice a week."
The home is owned by Benton County Sheriff Donald Manson, according to property records.
Indiana State Police Sergeant Kim Riley told CNN that no one lives in the home and that he was renovated and created specifically to collect snakes. He said that Hearst "apparently checks his snakes there. For some reason, she apparently took the snake out and did what people do with the snakes. "
Riley says that the snake may have caused Hearst's death and that an autopsy would be performed on Friday to provide an official cause of death. .