OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A woman received a horrific gift on Saturday when the family’s dog found a dead baby girl wrapped in plastic and brought the corpse home.
The woman was house-siting on Saturday, when the homeowner’s 6-year-old dog, Luke, carried the baby like a newborn puppy and laid the corpse down by her feet.
“It was three to five pounds and was still very fresh,” she said. She added that Luke, a mix-breed dog, would never hurt anyone and that there was no trauma to the newborn’s body.
Investigators said there are very few clues that could help them solve the case, and they have no suspects. “We don’t know where the baby came from, if it was born in the area outside or if someone brought the baby out there to dispose of it,” OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.
The house is located in the 15000 block of South Air Depot and Luke is known to roam a large section of the surrounding area, making it tough to find out exactly where the dog found the newborn. The medical examiner is working to determine if the child was born alive or still-born.
Police were canvassing the neighborhood over the weekend, using K-9 units and cadaver dogs to search the area, but were unable to find any clues. Anyone with any information about the child is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 235-7000 or the Oklahoma City Police Department at 231-2121.
I guess I shouldn’t complain about stepping into the puddle of puke my cat occasionally leaves outside my bedroom door. Stepping into a dead baby would be much, much worse. Especially when barefoot.
Oh, and can we please get Erielle Reshef to report on all bad news. She could tell me I have ball cancer, and I’d sit there nodding politely while picturing her naked.