Dog spotted carrying human arm in its mouth; head is still missing
Dog spotted carrying human arm in its mouth in Mississippi – more body parts found next day but head is still missing
- A South Jackson resident spotted a dog carrying what appeared to be a severed charred human arm in its mouth on Saturday and called the police
- The following day, investigators found additional body parts including a headless body that had one of its arms removed
- The grisly discovery was found in the woods near an abandoned home
- Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said the victim appeared to be a white male
- Commander Abraham Thompson told DailyMail.com that they are working on identifying the victim and still looking for the missing head
A dog was spotted running around a Mississippi neighborhood with a severed human arm hanging from its mouth as authorities search for the head of the headless corpse they discovered.
The bizarre ordeal happened on Saturday when a resident driving along Middle Road in South Jackson saw a dog carrying something unusual in its mouth then called the police.
Video posted to social media showed what appeared to be a German shepherd carrying a charred human arm.
The mystery in the rural Mississippi town deepened.
On Sunday, as Jackson investigators combed the woods near an abandoned home on Terry Road they made the gruesome discovery of a headless body, with one of its arm’s missing.
The victim appeared to be a white male, according to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart, WLBT News reported.
On Tuesday afternoon, Commander Abraham Thompson told DailyMail.com that they are still working on identifying the victim and still looking for the missing head.
He said that he is unable to confirm if a German shepherd was the dog that located the severed limb, but he did confirm it was a canine.
‘We are following-up on leads and still getting phone calls, ‘ Thompson said.
Human remains were found close to the abandoned home (pictured) on Terry Road
Jackson investigators combing the crime scene after discovering a headless corpse on Sunday
The rural Mississippi neighborhood where the human remains were discovered
A map detailing where the severed arm was discovered and then the headless corpse
It is unclear if the body was found the same day or the following day, or if the parts were removed prior to the victim’s death.
The headless body is currently at the Hinds County Morgue awaiting examination.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba expressed his concern at a Monday news conference regarding the grisly discovery.
‘That is a very graphic and brutal picture. The mutilation of a body, my reaction is one of disgust, is one of concern,’ Lumumba said. ‘It’s not something you grow accustomed to. It’s never something you want to grow accustomed to.’
As of Tuesday afternoon, Commander Abraham Thompson told DailyMail.com that they are still working on identifying the victim and still looking for the missing head. He said that he is unable to confirm if a German shepherd was the dog that located the severed limb, but he did confirm it was a canine
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba expressed his concern on Monday regarding the grisly discovery.
He added: ‘The way I deal with concern is to ask questions and push forward to how we can bring justice.’
Jackson Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn said this is Jackson, Mississippi’s 117th homicide of the year, CBS News reported.
Anyone with any information is asked to call JPD’s Homicide Unit at (601) 960-1278 or contact Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-TIPS.
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