ME: Remains found by dog in Sterling Heights from animal - FOX 35 News Orlando

ME: Remains found by dog in Sterling Heights from animal

Posted: Updated:
This lab mix found animal remains in the backyard of an animal hospital.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) This lab mix found animal remains in the backyard of an animal hospital. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) -- In Sterling Heights a vet tech walking a lab mix behind the Serenity Animal Hospital stumbled upon something no one expected -- what appeared to be human remains.

Dr. Michelle Meyers, a veterinarian, came out to take a closer look.

"He found a stomach separated from the rest of the body. It was kind of sitting in the grass and kind of decomposing, couldn't really tell if it's a dog or a person, and then some decomposing intestines not to far from the stomach. Nothing else. No fur, no blood, so it was just odd."

Veterinarians, police and investigators from the Macomb County Medical Examiner's Office could not determine on site if it was the insides of an animal or human. It was later determined they were from an animal.

This discovery automatically caught the attention of police since just last week workers found nearly 15 small body parts marked with an unrecognizable tattoo on a sewer grate 50 feet below the area of 15 Mile and Maple Lane less than a mile away.

"At this time, we feel that there is no connection to that at all. More of a precaution for us to come out. They called. It's suspicious even if it's an animal," said Sterling Heights Police Lieutenant Kevin Reese.

The recently mowed backyard of the hospital that backs up to the Red Run is where vet workers often walk the dogs for exercise.

Dr. Meyers said they were just out there Wednesday and noticed nothing out of the ordinary.

"You would think if you were walking a dog and it was there yesterday that they would've found it because the dogs would've smelled that."

This remains under investigation. We're told it has been handed over to the Animal Control Division. They have to figure out exactly how those insides got there and whether it is something suspicious. However, there is a lot of wildlife in the area.

  • Taryn AsherTaryn AsherMore>>

  • Man accused of calling taxi to move a body

    Man accused of calling taxi to move a body

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:20:50 GMT
    A mother is struggling with the fact that her 21-year-old daughter lost her battle with drug addiction, and then she learns the despicable lengths two people went to get rid of her child's body.
    A mother is struggling with the fact that her 21-year-old daughter lost her battle with drug addiction, and then she learns the despicable lengths two people went to get rid of her child's body.
  • Renisha McBride's family leaves courtroom as photos are shown

    Renisha McBride's family leaves courtroom as photos are shown

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:29:16 GMT
    On day two of the trial for Renisha McBride's shooting death, the final hours of her life and the moments after her death were detailed in court. Thursday the jury heard what Ted Wafer, her accused killer, told police about the shooting that night.  
    On day two of the trial for Renisha McBride's shooting death, the final hours of her life and the moments after her death were detailed in court. Thursday the jury heard what Ted Wafer, her accused killer, told police about the shooting that night.  

  • 1 dead when car crashes into house after driver, passenger shot

    1 dead when car crashes into house after driver, passenger shot

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:30:13 GMT
    One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting on Detroit's west side. The two victims were riding in the same vehicle, which lost control and crashed into the side of a house after the shooting.
    One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting on Detroit's west side. The two victims were riding in the same vehicle, which lost control and crashed into the side of a house after the shooting.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Trench collapse in Pittsfield Township

    Trench collapse in Pittsfield Township

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:24:07 GMT
    Emergency crews are at the scene of an apparent trench collapse in Pittsfield Township.
    Emergency crews are at the scene of an apparent trench collapse in Pittsfield Township.
  • Two in custody after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Two in custody after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:22:13 GMT
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
  • Reward offered for info on who killed father of six in his driveway

    Reward offered for info on who killed father of six in his driveway

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:16:49 GMT
    A Detroit businessman and father of six, is gunned down in front of his own home.Tonight, his grieving family is demanding justice for Jacob Fry-Hooper, who was murdered in June.He was heading home from his brother's house on the night he was killed.Hooper had just pulled into his driveway. But as he was getting out of the car, someone fired several shots, killing him.Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for tips that can lead to an arrest. To help, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tipsters can rem...
    A Detroit businessman and father of six, is gunned down in front of his own home.Tonight, his grieving family is demanding justice for Jacob Fry-Hooper, who was murdered in June.He was heading home from his brother's house on the night he was killed.Hooper had just pulled into his driveway. But as he was getting out of the car, someone fired several shots, killing him.Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for tips that can lead to an arrest. To help, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tipsters can rem...
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices