Liberty the pit bull mix brought home a human leg. Picture: KOMO News S
Liberty the pit bull mix brought home a human leg. Picture: KOMO News S

Man, 93, buried human leg in backyard after dog found it

A 93-YEAR-OLD man feared he would go to jail after his dog dragged a human leg home in the US this week.

The gruesome discovery was made on the Nisqually Reservation in Washington and on Sunday and investigators found even more body parts after one day of searching.

Bill Flowers found the leg after his dog Liberty dragged it home, and was standing over it, Komo.news.com reported.

"I examined it," Flowers said. "I picked it up, and looked at the toes and nothing. None of the leg or foot was damaged - from the knee down it wasn't damaged at all."

Flowers said the leg was gray in color, and was dismembered about four inches from the buttocks.

He buried the leg in his backyard, and didn't call police until four days later - at the urging of his daughter.

"When I got home he told me, and I said, 'Dad we have to call the police'," Cheryl Flowers said.

Bill Flowers says he didn't report the incident immediately because he was scared he might be accused of murdering the person.

Detectives put a GPS collar on Liberty, hoping she would lead them to the rest of the body. But it was search and rescue dogs who found more remains - a pelvis and rib cage in the woods at the Nisqually Tribe's old fish hatchery.



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