When the first line implies that there were vultures on the body that was found, when that was in fact not the case, then it is sensationalizing the story. There is no need to make the story any worse than it already is by adding undue fiction.
I truly feel like the first line of this article is completely unnecessary, not to mention crude. This woman has loved ones, and reading about "the vultures that led to her body" is so disgusting to read. It is a hard enough and sad enough story and there is no reason to make it even more degrading.