Medical examiners say all that was left of Freddie Mack, 57, was bone fragments of between two to five inches. The 18 mixed-breed dogs ate the body, clothing and hair of Mr Mack at his home in Texas, US, according to officials. The gruesome discovery was made after DNA testing showed pieces of bones from the dog’s faeces belonged to Mr Mack. Deputy Aaron Pitts, of Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, said: “Never have we ever, or anyone we’ve spoken to, heard of an entire human being consumed.
“The bones were completely broken up and eaten.”
It still remains unclear whether Mr Mack, who has serious health problems, was killed by the dogs or died from a condition before being eaten.
Mr Mack was reported missing in May after family members said they hadn’t heard from him since April.
Sheriff Adam King said: “Either way, it is a very gruesome event and we extend our sympathy to Freddie Mack’s family.”
The aggressive dogs stopped the family from entering Mr Mack’s property and police even had problems.
But they were eventually able to enter and look around after using a “distraction method” to keep the dogs away.
Police couldn’t find Mr Mack at first but after days of searching they found animal faeces containing bits of hair, clothing and bone.
These were eventually sent for DNA testing.
Two of the dogs were killed by others in the pack, 13 were put down due to their “aggressive nature” and three have been put up for adoption.
Mr Pitts said Mr Mack had kept his dogs well fed and cared for.
He added: “This man loved his animals.”