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Calif. Dog Fetches ... Human Foot

Beagle presents owner with body part found in desert
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2012 12:02 AM CDT
Calif. Dog Fetches ... Human Foot
Beware beagles bearing gifts.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

(Newser) – Lucky the beagle brought home something that horrified his owner but may be a lucky break for homicide detectives. The pooch brought a human foot and attached leg bone back to his mistress in southern California's Newberry Springs. She called police, who found more body parts along a stretch of highway in the Mojave Desert. Lucky, she says, has brought home plenty of animals before—but no body parts. "It didn’t seem like it was real. It was freaky, scary, and I was in shock,” she tells CBS. Investigators plan to conduct DNA tests on the remains. (Read more California stories.)

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