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.
"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.
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
Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward rejects calls for audit of party elections
Kelli Ward on Friday rejected calls for an audit into her recent reelection as the chair of the Arizona Republican Party and other party races, arguing that the state GOP does not have the structure to review them.
Senate impeachment trial arguments to start February 9
The second Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is scheduled to begin on February 9 after Senate leaders reached a deal to push it back, giving Trump’s legal team more time to prepare and Senate Democrats a chance to consider Covid-19 legislation and to confirm President Joe Biden’s Cabinet.
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‘QAnon Shaman’ Jake Angeli charged over pro-Trump riots
A prominent follower of the baseless conspiracy theory QAnon has been charged over the US Capitol riots.
Jacob Anthony Chansley, known as Jake Angeli, is in custody on charges including violent entry and disorderly conduct.
Mr Chansley, who calls himself the QAnon Shaman, is allegedly the man pictured with a painted face, fur hat and horns inside Congress on Wednesday.
Donald Trump faces another impeachment charge for his role in the unrest.
Democrats accuse the president of encouraging the riots, in which five people died.
The FBI has been appealing to the public to help bring the assailants to justice.
Mr Chansley has not commented publicly on the charges.
A statement from the federal attorney for Washington DC said: “It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants.
“This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade.”
The statement said police had also detained a man from Florida believed to have been photographed carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern from the House of Representatives chamber.
Adam Johnson, 36, is being held on charges including one count of theft of government property and one count of violent entry.
Also among those charged is West Virginia lawmaker, Derrick Evans. He is alleged to have posted a video of himself online, standing outside the building with Trump supporters, and then going inside.
He was arrested on Friday and is also accused of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds, the Department of Justice statement said.
More than a dozen people have now been charged in offences related to the assault on the Capitol building. They include an Alabama man allegedly found with 11 Molotov cocktails near the unrest.
Mr Trump is due to leave office in 11 days. Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to introduce an article of impeachment against him on Monday, for “incitement of insurrection”.
A White House spokesperson said impeaching the president at this late stage would only further divide the country.
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