No, that's not a joke headline. A young woman was found on the side of the road, bloody and unconscious. Friends and family have posted a picture of her in the costume she was wearing that day, asking anyone who might have seen anything about it to contact the police. If nothing else, being able to say "I saw her still in X section of the convention center at X time according to my photo's timestamp" that can help. http://graphicpolicy.com/2014/07/29/...g-a-cosplayer/
San Diego Harbor Police Department is handling this. They issued a press release a short bit ago saying:
Originally Posted by https://www.facebook.com/usa.portofsandiego
Edited to add: Upon finding out the young woman is a minor, sites relaying the news have pulled her name and photos from press releases. She was dressed in a sexy sort of Roger Rabbit costume, with a tied white blouse and polka-dot bow-tie, snug red shorts with a bunny tail on the back, knee high socks, a bright red wig and tall white bunny ears on a headband.
Please note that the costume description is simply to provide reference for if anyone might have seen something going on, NOT a call for judgement because of her costume choice! Let's just not even go there.