Elderly Man's Body Found Partially Eaten
Jun 4, 2004 6:47 am US/Pacific
PHILADELPHIA (AP) A puppy left alone for several days when its owner died ate part of the man's body, authorities said.
George Burhart, 75, apparently died of natural causes earlier this week, authorities said. Police who entered the house Thursday found body parts scattered in three rooms, along with an 8-month Labrador named Shadow.
Burhart lived in a rowhouse in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. Police believe Shadow chomped on his remains this week because he was hungry.
Burhart's brother, Rudolph Burhart, 68, has taken the dog in, but is looking for a family with plenty of time and patience to adopt him.
"I guess he is scared of being left alone," Burhart said. "You can't even go to the bathroom without him following you."