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Posted on Mon, Nov 9, 2009 : 9:48 a.m.

Animal organs found in bag on walking trail, Ypsilanti police say

By Lee Higgins

A man found a trash bag containing organs of an unknown animal while walking his dog Saturday on a trail near the 100 block of South Grove Street, an Ypsilanti police incident log said.

The Washtenaw County Medical Examiner's Office responded and determined the bag did not contain human remains, according to the log.

The man's dog initially led him to a bloody yellow shirt on the ground at about 3:52 p.m. The 45-year-old man looked around and found a black trash bag with "organs partially hanging out," the log said.

Officers found a large butcher knife next to the bag.

Officials at the Medical Examiner's Office didn't identify the type of animal, but said it could be a sheep or deer.

Police do not know how the bag ended up on the trail. No further information was available this morning.



Fri, Nov 13, 2009 : 12:01 p.m.

I think you guys are all missing the issue here, we clearly have a cult of zombies, vampires, or perhaps even zombie-vampires on the loose in Washtenaw county.


Tue, Nov 10, 2009 : 1:36 p.m.



Mon, Nov 9, 2009 : 1:15 p.m.

@dading I don't have a problem with hunting. My entire family hunts. (I don't. But I'm not opposed to it.) I didn't mean to offend. I would assume, though, that a public trail is not a legal place to hunt. Am I wrong in assuming this? If a raccoon would drag a bag of entrails out into the woods, I also assume it didn't take the bloody shirt and knife with it.

John Galt

Mon, Nov 9, 2009 : 12:17 p.m.

ProbablypPoaching. Deer are gutted in the field and the meat dragged off. With the economy being so bad, there will be more poaching to help feed families.

dading dont delete me bro

Mon, Nov 9, 2009 : 11:59 a.m.

@bill, why would you hope it's some illegal hunting? nice comment. this give us LEGAL hunters a black eye. first off, it doesn't say how it got there. if it is deer entrails, bow season for deer opened october 1st, w/various deer seasons through the end of the year. (bow, shotgun/rifle, muzzleloader) may i add that a bow can be used throughout these seasons. i know hunter's that 'dress' deer out at home in their garage. then what do you do w/the organs? (i'm asking you bill) maybe a raccoon then found this bag in a trash can and carried (drug) them off? it's possible. -dading!

Otto Mobeal

Mon, Nov 9, 2009 : 11:47 a.m.

I was wondering where I left my soup supplies!


Mon, Nov 9, 2009 : 10:47 a.m.

Perhaps some illegal hunting? I hope. I hope it's nothing more sinister.