If a dead bird means your cat loves you, what does it mean when the family dog drags home a human leg?
This life mystery was surely pondered by Washington homeowner Bill Flowers after his loveable Pit Bull mix ‘Liberty’ dropped off a partially-decomposed human body part under a trampoline.
Flowers, 93, did what a lot of single men would have done — he tossed it on a wood pile “so the dogs couldn’t get it” and tried to forget about it, according to a report on KIROTV.com.
After a couple of days he grabbed a shovel and buried it in his Olympia-area backyard, hopefully in an area Liberty couldn’t get to.
His plan was going without a hitch until his daughter, Cheryll, found out her retired father had become a hobbyist gravedigger and she called police.
Bill Flowers said he didn’t call authorities because “I was afraid they’d blame me for it.”
Thurston County deputies brought in more dogs and they found more body parts — a skull, pelvis and rib cage — in a nearby Indian reservation. Investigators say the body is not linked to any known missing person or homicide case.
Flowers told a TV reporter the leg had been cut off with a saw, something he could tell “just by looking at it.”
Police have strapped a GPS device on Liberty’s collar to track her movements. No device has been mounted on Flowers.
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