Missing Texas man, Freddie Mack is believed to have been likely eaten by his 18 very aggressive dogs say authorities after bone remnants turn up.
A Texas man reported missing this spring was ‘likely’ eaten ‘whole’ by his own dogs, officials revealed Wednesday.
In a released statement, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said Freddie Mack, 57 was last seen April 9. When deputies went to his home in Venus on May 6, they were unable to get close to the property due to 18 ‘aggressive dogs.’
Authorities returned to the home several times in May, even using a drone, but didn’t find any sign of Mack on the property or inside a trailer.
As the search for the 57-year-old continued family and neighbors spoke about how unusual it was for Mack to leave his dogs unattended.
But here’s where it gets interesting ….
Come May 15, a detective spotted a small bone fragment inside Mack’s home. After obtaining a search warrant, police discovered additional small bone fragments in a trailer and shed on the property.
‘During the course of our investigation, it was found that Freddie suffered from serious medical conditions. So we will never know if the dogs killed Mr. Mack or consumed him after he died from a medical condition,’ Sheriff Adam King said in a statement to Fox 4.
When officials cleared high brush on the property, they discovered dog feces that contained additional bones and clothing fragments. Those fragments were sent in for forensic testing and identified as Mack’s remains.
Missing Venus, Texas man never left his dogs:
Family members described Mack as reclusive, and a person who never left his dogs unattended, according to police
‘Either way, it is a very gruesome event and we extend our sympathy to Freddie Mack’s family,’ King said.
But there’s more.
When authorities seized the dogs, two of the 18 had been killed by the other dogs.
The sheriff’s office said 13 of the remaining 16 dogs had to be euthanized because of their ‘aggressive’ nature.