5 Pets You Would Want If You Ever Found Yourself In A Criminal Situation
The murders of these pet owners could have remained unsolved for decades, but thanks to their loyal pets, the people who committed these awful acts have now been caught.
A couple was found murdered with their dog in their Seattle, Washington home. However, Chief didn't die in vain. His blood was found on the clothing of one of the suspects and investigators were able to match it to his DNA.Â
When Neelam Sharma was murdered in February 2014, the only eye witness was her parrot Hira. Hira would become agitated whenever Neelam's nephew, Ashutosh, would visit or was mentioned. Ashutosh later confessed to the crime, saying that he had an accomplice in taking valuable from the Sharma home but feared that his aunt would turn him in once she recognized him. Police say that an unexplained bite mark is what actually made Ashutosh a prime suspect.
Although it wasn't a pet, a grasshopper with a missing limb was found in the clothing of a 1985 murder victim in Texas. The limb was later discovered in the pant cuff of one of the prime suspects and investigator M. Lee Goff was able to make a perfect match. He later went on to work on the CSI television franchise.Â
Texas resident Kevin Butler's house was broken into and he was murdered by the attempted robbers. Bird came to his defense and was unfortunately killed as well. One of the people involved, Daniel Torres, denied the allegations that he committed the crime, until prosecutors presented DNA evidence linking him to DNA found on Bird's beak.
Three days after going missing, pet shop owner Lori Aucker's body was found. Her estranged husband was a prime suspect. He was scene scrubbing his car before selling it, but forensic investigators were able to find cat hairs (matching Lori's two cats) in his car as wells as in a split he had been wearing.