In a sensational incident, a Texas man who had been missing for months was eaten by his own dogs, said a police officer on Wednesday. As per the medical examiners, DNA testing determined that two of the bone fragments recovered from the dogs’ feces were belonged to 57-year-old Freddie Mack.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, 18 medium and large dogs of mixed breeds that belonged to Mack, prevented the officials from searching his property near Venus and apparently devoured all of Mack’s body, his clothing, and his hair, leaving nothing larger than 2 to 5-inch bone fragments.
In May, a relative reported the reclusive Mack missing from his home near Venus, a community of fewer than 4,000 people 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 entering Mack’s property and posed problems for deputies who were eventually able to look around while keeping the dogs away with a distraction method according to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Aaron Pitts said that Mack kept his dogs well fed and cared for. The only other time the deputies had dealt with him was in 2017 when Mack called from the hospital to ask if someone could check on his dogs, Pitts said.