THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. (CBS Seattle) — A dog brought a human leg back to its owner’s house after finding the body part in the woods.

Bill Flowers, 93, said his dog brought the leg back home from Nisqually Reservation last week.

“I examined it,” Flowers told KOMO-TV. “I picked it up, and looked at the toes an nothing. None of the leg or foot was damaged. From the knee down it wasn’t damaged at all.”

Flowers buried the human leg in the backyard, fearing he would get in trouble from authorities.

“I was afraid to call, I’m 93 years old,” Flowers told KOMO. “I didn’t want to have to go to the pen for something I didn’t do.”

It was only at the urging of his daughter he decided to call the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, four days after burying it.

“When I got home he told me, and I said, ‘Dad, we have to call the police,’” Cheryl Flowers told KOMO.

Authorities found more body parts in the woods, including a pelvis, ribs and parts of a skull.

Sgt. Ray Brady Says they are treating it like a murder investigation.

“It’s a suspicious death obviously, just based on the circumstances,” Brady told KIRO-TV.

Officials have yet to identify the person whose body parts were found.

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