Number Five: The Feces Fail Case Study

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We showed you five amazing, case-busting heroic pets in part one, and now we’re here to bring you five more! Read on to learn about Grandma’s kittens, the venison that sent away a murderer, and other animals that put criminals away for good.

Number Five: The Feces Fail. Philip Stroud was convicted of the murder of three in Indiana in 2002. The alleged killer was caught after he had tracked dog feces onto the murder scene. After testing an imprint of the feces left by his Nike sneakers to a sample taken from Shroud’s actual shoe, he was matched to the crime. Thus, a bad man was sent away by an unwitting dog taking care of his daily business.

Number Four: Grandma’s Kittens. The burned and mutilated body of Tracy Ann Carson was found after her disappearance upon celebrating her birthday at an Everton bar in Iowa. The remains of Carson’s body were found wrapped in fabric and buried. Upon investigation, the fabric was linked to the home of the grandmother of Benjamin Michael O’Donnell, a friend who accompanied her to the bar. Upon further inspection, investigators found cat hairs on the fabric that matched the DNA of the grandmother’s cats. When confronted with this evidence along with traces of the victim’s blood in his car, O’Donnell plead guilty to second-degree murder. …show more content…

An 82-year-old woman by the name of Mildred Hauser was sexually assaulted and smothered to death in her home in Crawford County, Pennsylvania in 2002. Killer Patrick Ramsey was suspected after dog hairs from the crime scene matched the DNA of Ramsey’s dog. Ramsey was soon arrested after attempting to use Hauser’s credit card, and police also found the victims jewelry on his person. Confronted, Ramsey pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, and received life in

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