62-year-old man found dead with body half-eaten down to the ribs by his pet dog Cujo
Canadian man Glenn Pattinson is believed to have died nearly 10 days prior to being found half-eaten by his beloved pet pooch.
A man from Canada was found dead in a naked state in an apartment in Thailand, with his face eaten "down to the skull" by his pet dog named Cujo, according to reports. The 62-year-old man, identified as Glenn Pattinson, was found by authorities lying face down on his bedroom floor. Reports state that Pattinson is believed to have died nearly 10 days prior to being found "half-eaten" by his beloved pet pooch last Friday. The authorities reportedly entered the apartment and saw the dog sitting dutifully by his master.
The five-year-old Thai breed dog, who must have been hungry, reportedly chewed away at the corpse of his master, who lived alone in the Thailand apartment with his canine. Pattinson's death was discovered after his neighbors alerted the rescue workers after complaints about the dog's constant barking. They were also suspicious because Cujo had not been taken out for his usual nightly walk for days.
When rescue workers and paramedics forced opened the door, they found Pattinson's face chewed down to his skull, according to the Daily Mail. Reports state that his ribs were also exposed from where his torso had been eaten. As police arrived after the complaint, they found Cujo sitting by Pattinson's side with dried blood around his mouth.
One of Pattinson's neighbors, 34-year-old Resident Bell Suchin, described the Canadian as a "friendly" foreigner who had lived there for at least three years. Suchin said that Pattinson lived alone and was very fond of his dog. "He loved his dog, he took him for walks every night. He lived alone but he had a lot of different women visitors coming to the house — he was happy," Suchin said.
While medics said that Pattinson was diabetic and had recently visited a hospital for treatment. He was however discharged later and sent home, according to reports. Police officials have said that they do not suspect any foul play in Pattinson's death and are not treating the case as suspicious
Police lieutenant colonel Pasawat Siripon Noppakun said: "Mr Glenn Stanley Pattinson was found not wearing any clothes. He had been dead for between seven and 10 days. The male dog was by his side and did not have water for several days. There were no signs of fighting or the room being ransacked. We know that the dead man lived alone. The corpse has now been taken for a forensic examination to find the cause of death. The embassy will also be contacted for relatives to be informed for funeral arrangements."