Dog drags home human leg, man buries it

The dog on the porch thinks Liberty is a show-off and has a stupid new collar. (Image taken from KIRO-TV video)

The dog on the porch thinks Liberty is a show-off and has a stupid new collar. (Image taken from KIRO-TV video)

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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21 comments Add your comment

Bernie31

November 12th, 2013
9:17 am

The Dog on the Porch is thinking what is the Fuss all about finding a Leg…when I have been bringing Body Parts Home for Dinner for Years! He also says, “will you take a Good LQQK at this Dump!

It does Not exactly LQQK like The Hilton Inn does it? It Looks like a Meth Head’s Vacation resort. Trash everywhere!…… You LQQK!” Even Liberty does not have a Dog Tag on…and has Never seen a VET in his entire Life.

Maybe, we should get some of that Obamacare too! what do ya think?

I need some monthly FrontLine…the Ticks and Fleas are killing me Here. :)

joe

November 12th, 2013
9:23 am

Wow Bernie, you must love the view from your high horse, don’t you? This man is 93, I’m sure if you are lucky enough to live that long your housekeeping may suffer a bit, no? I’ll give him this though…at least he appears to be self-sufficient at his age. You should be so lucky…

George Mathis

November 12th, 2013
9:24 am

Bernie is a master at dragging Obamacare into everything.

TallTree

November 12th, 2013
9:28 am

Why do you find it necessary to put Obama Care into your comment when this article has absolutely nothing to do with it? Do you not know that when you wake up, breathe, and sleep hatred, you are allowing situations which you have no control over to control YOU?

Bernie31

November 12th, 2013
9:34 am

George Mathis @ 9:24 am – Thanks George for YOU SIR, are becoming a well known GARBAGE COLLECTOR! in the world Journalism.

One thing for certain ,There will be No Pulitzer Prizes for YOU found in any of these Nightmare STORIES, You call Journalism.

Now that is an event that will Never happen, One You can Count on and Believe in! :)

Uh….HUH.

George Mathis

November 12th, 2013
9:37 am

I am saddened to learn the Pulitzer Committee is not looking over my shoulder. Thanks for ruining yet another day.

Fletch

November 12th, 2013
9:40 am

Bernie – the dog would be long dead if he had to rely on Obamacare. Love how you are proud of what even the most liberal pundits consider pretty much a total failure on every level.

Bernie31

November 12th, 2013
9:40 am

George Mathis @ 9:37 am – You are welcome George….Just be happy your response is not ” Do You Want Fries with Your Order, SIR!”

George Mathis

November 12th, 2013
9:45 am

I would never call you sir, but nice try.

Hidden agenda

November 12th, 2013
9:57 am

Would have made a nice addition to a Halloween display.

Hidden agenda

November 12th, 2013
10:00 am

A body in a grave shallow enough for dogs to dig it up and its NOT connected with any missing person or homicide case? I certainly hope that these Keystone Cops do a bit more searching before they just close the file on this one.

Bumper

November 12th, 2013
10:12 am

This story is an interesting segue to Sunday evening’s latest installment of The Walking Dead.

KGray

November 12th, 2013
10:17 am

Well Bernie, we all know what people live in this house and we don’thave name anyone; however, we can all take a guess. Secondly, you are so against the President and anything that he does and implement you are totally against him. Secondly, this article is about some trashy trailer park and you bring in the President. It’s really getting old and I’m sure you thought Bush was the best thing since slice cake. Get over it; because, Barack Hussein Obama will be President of the USA until his term is over.

Bernie31

November 12th, 2013
10:36 am

George Mathis @ 9:45 am – Now George…No need to get snippy…Someone has to do the Dirty Job. The Nightmare Stories…..LQQKS like its YOU! :)

Mayor Kasim Reed

November 12th, 2013
1:04 pm

Go BRAVES and take the Falcons with you!

Roekest

November 12th, 2013
1:58 pm

George,

Interwebz Rulz #1: Don’t feed the trolls.

Fan of George Mathis

November 12th, 2013
2:20 pm

I cannot imagine how insanely annoying it would be to have to write for and read the comments of the single stupidest audience in the entire nation.
Good for you, George.
I would say you bring class to the AJC, but we both know that’s not true and that’s not what you’re going for.
But you do bring a change of pace and actual humor, and some of us appreciate that.
The rest of us are knuckle-dragging mouth-breathers who believe if you are born white and Christian and you graduate from high school it is your absolute right to have a full-time job, a full-sized truck and two ugly little ginger babies who attend all-white public schools where they get to pray every morning before class starts and whine about Obamacare because they’re still butthurt over losing the Civil War.

George Mathis

November 12th, 2013
2:43 pm

I’m going to frame that comment! Thank you. It’s really not that bad. When I was 15 I helped build a fence through a swamp and had to watch out for snakes and gators. That experience has helped me do this job.

Trisha Doherty

November 13th, 2013
9:26 am

So while the sneaky Indians are out front keeping the country distracted by yelling about the name ‘Washington Redskins’ , they are secretly hacking people to death on the reservation….typical

Trisha Doherty

November 13th, 2013
9:36 am

BTW this little nook of the net is ten thousand times more enjoyable and less grammatically challenged that that cesspool of sycophantic myrmidons on bookboy’s blog.

Voice of Insanity

November 13th, 2013
3:00 pm

Hey Fan, don’t drag us gingers into this argument. We were happy sitting here wondering how all that lint got into our navel, and wondering why it’s bluish grey. So, just know that there is no situation that us gingers can’t make worse, so it’s best to leave our freckled butts undisturbed, if you know what’s good for you.