Dog spotted with human arm in mouth in Mississippi – more body parts found next day, but head is still missing
- A resident of South Jackson, Mississippi, saw a dog with a severed, charred human arm in its mouth on Saturday and called police.
- The next day, researchers found additional body parts, including a headless body with one of its arms removed
- The eerie discovery was found in the woods near an abandoned house
- Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said the victim appeared to be a white man
- Commander Abraham Thompson told DailyMail.com they are working to identify the victim and are still looking for the missing head
A dog was spotted in a Mississippi neighborhood with a severed human arm hanging from its mouth as authorities searched for the head of the headless body they discovered.
The bizarre ordeal came on Saturday when a resident driving along Middle Road in South Jackson saw a dog carrying something unusual in its mouth and then called the police.
Video posted to social media showed what appeared to be a German Shepherd with a charred human arm.
The mystery in the rural town of Mississippi deepened.
On Sunday, as Jackson investigators combed the woods at an abandoned house on Terry Road, they made the gruesome discovery of a decapitated body, one of its arms 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 in the process of identifying the victim and still searching for the missing head.
He said he cannot confirm whether a German Shepherd was the dog that found the severed limb, but he did confirm that it was a dog.
“We are following the directions and are still getting calls,” Thompson said.
Human remains were found near the abandoned house (pictured) on Terry Road
Jackson investigators comb the crime scene after discovering a headless body 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 whether the body was found the same day or the following day, or whether the parts were removed before the victim’s death.
The headless body is currently in the Hinds County morgue pending investigation.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba expressed concern at a news conference Monday about the horrific discovery.
‘That is a very graphic and brutal image. The mutilation of a body, my reaction is one of disgust, one of concern,’ Lumumba said. “It’s not something you get used to. It’s never something you want to get used to.’
As of Tuesday afternoon, Commander Abraham Thompson told DailyMail.com that they are still in the process of identifying the victim and still searching for the missing head. He said he can’t confirm if a German Shepherd was the dog that found the severed limb, but he did confirm it was a dog
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba expressed concern on Monday over the horrific discovery.
He added, “The way I deal with concern is by asking questions and continuing to work on how we can bring justice.”
Jackson Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn said this is Jackson, Mississippi’s 117th murder of the year, CBS News reported.
Anyone with information is asked to call JPD’s Homicide Unit at (601) 960-1278 or contact Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-TIPS.