ME: Remains found by dog in Sterling Heights from animal - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

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.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Van Dyke Construction Scheduled Today

    Van Dyke Construction Scheduled Today

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:48 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:48:59 GMT
    A massive construction project is underway in Macomb County. If you travel on Van Dyke, you know how rough it is. Now, jackhammers are out there tearing up a two-and-a half mile stretch from 11 Mile to Chicago Rd. The road will be milled, then resurfaced with asphalt. New curbs will be installed. Nine intersections get new traffic signals. Sidewalks will be ramped to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Weather permitting, the project will be finished this summer.
    A massive construction project is underway in Macomb County. If you travel on Van Dyke, you know how rough it is. Now, jackhammers are out there tearing up a two-and-a half mile stretch from 11 Mile to Chicago Rd. The road will be milled, then resurfaced with asphalt. New curbs will be installed. Nine intersections get new traffic signals. Sidewalks will be ramped to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Weather permitting, the project will be finished this summer.
  • Chrysler Expanding Presence in China

    Chrysler Expanding Presence in China

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:32:50 GMT
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans this weekend to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. The automakers said they will expand their joint venture with China's Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd., and increase the portfolio of Jeeps, which are currently imported to China. Production is expected to start in late 2015.
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans this weekend to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. The automakers said they will expand their joint venture with China's Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd., and increase the portfolio of Jeeps, which are currently imported to China. Production is expected to start in late 2015.
  • Ford at the Beijing Auto Show

    Ford at the Beijing Auto Show

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:27:48 GMT
    Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this year to help boost sales in this huge but cooling market. Total sales last year reached 17.9 million vehicles, but growth is expected to slow from 15.7 percent to as low as 8 percent, even as newcomers including Lincoln and Tesla enter the market.
    Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this year to help boost sales in this huge but cooling market. Total sales last year reached 17.9 million vehicles, but growth is expected to slow from 15.7 percent to as low as 8 percent, even as newcomers including Lincoln and Tesla enter the market.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

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