Sheriff: Missing man was consumed by his dogs
A missing Johnson County resident was consumed by his 18 dogs, according to a press release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
On May 6, Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to 57-year-old Freddie Mack’s home after a family member told deputies he had not heard from Mack since April 19.
Deputies attempted to investigate the property on multiple occasions that week but had difficulty doing so due to the “aggressiveness” of the dogs, the press release said.
According to the Sheriff’s office, a drone was flown over Mack’s property but he was not located.
On May 15, another search of Mack’s property was conducted and a small bone fragment was discovered.
This discovery led law enforcement officers to execute a search warrant in which more bone fragments were found on the property. Strips of cloth and animal feces containing bone fragments, human hair and fabric were also found and collected as evidence.
According to the press release, Mack was known to own only one set of clothing, which matched the fabric found in the feces.
On Tuesday, Johnson County Sheriff's deputies were notified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office that the bone fragments belonged to Mack.
“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,” Johnson County Sheriff Adam King said. “Either way, it is a very gruesome event and we extend our sympathy to Freddie Mack’s family.”
“We’re heartbroken over it,” King told the Burleson Star.