AN ELDERLY couple were eaten by their own dogs after dying at their home in Mallorca at least two months ago.
The Spanish press reported that police believe the man died first and his wife, who suffered from Alzheimer’s and was unable to look after herself, died just days later.
Both bodies showed signs of having been eaten by the dogs the couple kept at their remote country house outside the town of Llucmajor on the Balearic Island.
The couple, who were both 75-years-old, kept five dogs at the property – three of whom survived having been eating their owner’s remains whilst the other two, who were tied up outside the property, died of starvation.
The horrific scene was discovered last Tuesday by a child of the couple, who had stopped by the house after becoming worried as they were not answering telephone calls.
The remains were in an advanced state of decomposition but initial investigations by the Guardia Civil suggest both husband and wife died of natural causes.