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Officials say there's a chance wolf dog hybrids ate part of woman's body

Officials say there's a chance wolf dog hybrids ate part of woman's body

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Officials believe they've now identified the human remains found near an Ohio County home.

An official with the Ohio County Sheriff's Department say body parts of Patricia Ritz was found near a group of abandoned trailers.

The official went on to say wolfdogs may have eaten part of the woman's body.

Officials say they cannot confirm the exact age of the victim, but believe Ritz was 67-years-old.

The Ohio County Sheriff's Department says they were responding to a welfare check in the 2000 block of Easton Road and that's when they found Ritz' remains. They say a skull and jaw bone were found in the area.

Authorities say approximately 50 wolf hybrids, or so-called "wolfdogs," were found running around the property. Animal control was called to the scene to attempt to round them up.

Authorities say some of the wolfdogs were puppies, and many were found dead.

Animal Control was able to take most of the puppies off the property and are trying to save the animals.

While officials cannot confirm that Ritz actually lived in the area, neighbors say they believe it was her. They say she has been missing for a week. 

Neighbors also say Ritz was ill.

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