The remains of a woman who spent decades abusing animals were found inside her western Kentucky home earlier this month. Authorities believe the parts of her body not found had been consumed by her pet wolfdogs.
Ohio County Sheriff's Deputies paid Patricia Ritz a visit after her neighbors reported not having seen the woman for a couple of weeks.
Inside the Fordsville home, officials found Ritz's skull and jawbone, as well as the bones of some 50 wolf-dog hybrids.
Another 50 or so wolfdogs were found roaming the property, and officials said they believe the dogs feasted on Ritz's body after she died of natural causes.
An exact cause of death has yet to be determined.
Ritz was allowed to keep the remaining dogs, but had to promise she would spay or neuter them.
She apparently flouted that promise because, in 2003, a further 34 dogs had to be euthanized.