The remains of a dog missing for nine months have been found buried in the backyard of the woman entrusted to help him, the Toledo Blade
reported on Monday.
In 2011, Bones the Dogo Argentino gained national attention after his owner, Shaun Dyer, allegedly killed his roommate, David Shada. Bones was seized after Shada was found with bite marks, but was later exonerated.
Bones had been released to The Lexus Project, who turned Bones over to Kathy ‘Kat’ Sutter of Northwest Ohio Underdog Rescue Inc. to help Bones deal with aggression issues. Instead, according to The Lexus Project Facebook page, “Bones…was sick, he was never brought to the vet and was starved to death by Kat before Christmas 2012. She made him suffer. She buried him next to her garage, then concocted the story that he was stolen January 5, 2013 hoping to use her father's funeral to divert attention from her crimes.”
Sutter didn’t report the disappearance of Bones to the police until January 13, 2013. While people searched for the missing dog, Sutter allegedly knew all along where he was. Buried in her yard.
Until Sunday morning, when a tip lead two Lexus Project members to Sutter’s former home and the remains of Bones.
The Toledo Blade reported that John Gibbs of The Lexus Project began digging a hole when his shovel uncovered a blanket. The blanket contained the remains of a dog. A microchip scan confirmed that the remains were indeed those of Bones.
Believing other dogs have been buried there, The Lexus Project said “We were also informed that Sasha, the malamute was shot in the head… Sasha is also buried in her backyard as well as a dog named Bear. Our sources tell us that the backyard smells like death.”
The Lexus Project stated “The exhumation of Bones body was done with the press there, the whole process was captured. Necropsy this evening confirmed it was Bones. Cause of death will be determined as well.”
They plan on consulting with local attorneys to see what their options are for pursuing legal avenues.
Read other Mansfield Animal Advocacy Examiner articles on Bones: Reward for Bones, the stolen dog that witnessed a murder and What is the real story behind Bones the stolen dog?
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