A lost dog led a good Samaritan back to a Thurston County, Washington home - and to the site of a deadly stabbing incident that left one man in grave condition. On Monday, Sept. 23, KOMO 4 News reported that a lost dog in Lacey, Wash. led Thurston County Sheriff's deputies to two stabbing victims on Monday afternoon.
One woman died from her injuries and authorities stated that a 68-year-old man is still listed in grave condition.
The lost dog, who was weaving in and out of traffic on Marvin Rd. SE, was first sighted by a motorist. The driver followed the dog to a home and looked through a window, where he saw a man who appeared to be seriously injured.
Deputies arrived moments later, finding the 68-year-old victim bleeding from a stab wound to the neck.
The man was taken to the hospital for treatment. Details of the attack are unclear and deputies are investigating, but one man is currently in custody. It is unclear if the authorities are looking for anyone else.
Initial reports did not specify the dog's condition or why the dog was in traffic, but this isn't the first time that a Wash. state dog has helped an owner during a crisis. In February, a dog delivered a written cry for help from his owner, who was suffering with a medical emergency.
Updates to this story will be posted as they occur.
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