Police: remains found in Cape Girardeau identified as dog remains

Police: Remains found in Cape Girardeau identified as canine remains

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Remains found on Friday in Cape Girardeau were actually from a dog, not a human.

On Friday, April 30 around 6:50 p.m., police were dispatched to Giboney and Willow for a report of human remains discarded in the area.

When officers arrived, they found what appeared to be human bones, tissue and hair in a state of extreme decomposition, as well as a skull tied in a plastic bag.

They said the remains were in a a nylon suitcase and appeared to be left for discovery.

Police say after evidence processing, the remains were inspected and the skull was removed from plastic wrap. It was then discovered the remains were from a dog and not a human.

They said the container and remains were arranged in a manner “intended to shock and disturb the locating party.”

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Cape Girardeau Police Department.

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