CAPE GIRARDEAU (WSIL) -- Cape Girardeau Police say remains found Friday are not human.
On Friday, April 30 Cape Girardeau Police were dispatched to Giboney and Willow for a citizen report of human remains around 6:50 p.m.
Officers arrived and found, what appeared to be, human bones, tissue and hair, in a statement of extreme decomposition as well as a skull tied in a plastic bag.
The remains were secured in a nylon suitcase and appeared to be left for discovery.
After the evidence was processed, the remains were identified as those form a canine and not a human. It also appears the container and remains may have been arranged in a manner intended to shock and disturb whoever found them.
If you have any information about the canine remains, contact the Cape Girardeau Police Department at 573-339-6621.