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Missing man was eaten by his own dogs

By Emily Mee, news reporter

A reclusive man who had not been seen since April had actually been eaten by his pack of dogs, according to officials.

The 18 mixed-breed dogs apparently devoured the body, clothing and hair of 57-year-old Freddie Mack at his Texas home.

All that was left of their owner was bone fragments of between two to five inches.

Medical examiners made the gruesome discovery after DNA testing confirmed pieces of bone recovered from the dogs' faeces belonged to Mr Mack.

"Never have we ever, or anyone we've spoken to, heard of an entire human being consumed," said deputy Aaron Pitts.

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"The bones were completely broken up and eaten."

Mr Mack had serious health problems and it remains unclear whether the dogs killed their owner or if he died from a medical condition before being eaten.

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"Either way, it is a very gruesome event and we extend our sympathy to Freddie Mack's family," Sheriff Adam King said.

Mr Mack was reported missing in May by a family member who said they had not heard from him since mid-April.

Image: Fragments of bone were found in the animals' faeces in long grass. Pic: Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Officials struggled to search his home due to the aggressive pack of dogs but despite eventually managing to distract the animals, they found no sign of Mr Mack.

After days of searching, investigators returned to comb the property and made a suprising discovery: animal faeces conRead More – Source