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Recluse who vanished without trace was eaten by his 16 pet dogs

Freddie Mack May was reported missing by concerned relatives in early April - but it wasn't until six weeks later police discovered the recluse had been 'entirely consumed' by his 16 pet dogs
Freddie Mack May was reported missing by concerned relatives in early April – but it wasnt until six weeks later police discovered the recluse had been entirely consumed by his 16 pet dogs (Pictures: Johnson County Sheriffs Office)

A recluse who vanished without trace in April was entirely consumed by his 16 pet dogs, police say.

Freddie Mack May, 57, last chatted to a relative on April 19.

He had begun to contact family more in the months leading up to his death, causing them to worry about his safety when he suddenly fell silent.

Police visited his home in Johnson County, Texas to perform a welfare check on May 6, but couldnt get near the property because of Macks aggressive dogs.

They tried again on May 9, only to be kept back by the dogs, which were a mix of breeds, for a second time.

Freddie suffered from numerous underlying medical conditions. Sheriff's deputies say they will never be able to confirm whether he died of natural causes and was eaten, or if he was attacked and killed by the dogs
Freddie suffered from numerous underlying medical conditions. Sheriffs deputies say they will never be able to confirm whether he died of natural causes and was eaten, or if he was attacked and killed by the dogs (Picture: Johnson County Sheriffs Office)

Then, on May 15, a Johnson County Sheriffs Deputy found a piece of bone on the property, the Cleburne Times-Review reported.

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Two days later, a search warrant was executed which saw several other pieces of bone seized, which were sent to a medical examiner.

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All 16 dogs were seized on May 16, so the search could continued.

It turned up strips of cloth, dog feces containing bone fragments, as well as suspected human hair.

Investigators concluded that Freddie had been eaten when relatives described items of cloRead More – Source
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