A man from Texas who had been missing for months was eaten, by his pack of dogs, sheriff’s deputies mentioned.
Medical examiners stated that DNA testing decided that pieces of bone recovered from the dogs’ feces had been those of 57-year-old Freddie Mack, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Aaron Pitts stated the 18 mixed-breed dogs apparently swallowed all of Mack’s body, his clothes, and his hair, leaving nothing bigger than 2- to 5-inch bone fragments.
“Never have we ever or anybody we’ve spoken to, heard of a whole human being consumed,” Pitts informed The Associated Press. “The bones had been fully damaged up and eaten.”
Mack had critical health issues, and it’s unclear whether or not the dogs killed their owner or consumed his body after he died from a medical condition. “Both way, it’s a very ugly occasion, and we prolong our sympathy to Freddie Mack’s family,” Sheriff Adam King mentioned in a press release.
In May, a relative reported the reclusive Mack missing from his house close to Venus, a community of fewer than 4,000 individuals about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southwest of Dallas, saying the family hadn’t heard from him since mid-April.
The aggressive dogs stopped the family from coming into Mack’s property and posed issues for deputies, who had been ultimately in a position to go searching while keeping the dogs away with a “distraction method,” according to the sheriff’s office.